Tree of Codes

Wayne McGregor, Olafur Eliasson & Jamie xx
With dancers from Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor

Australian Premiere

Tue 17—Sat 21 Oct

Arts Centre Melbourne


An explosion of contemporary ballet, visual art and electronic music from world-leading artists at the peak of their powers, Tree of Codes will unseat everything you thought you knew about performance.

Choreographer Wayne McGregor joins forces with visual artist Olafur Eliasson and music sensation Jamie xx to produce a new type of modern dance—layering classical and contemporary styles onto the bodies of dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet alongside Company Wayne McGregor, two of the greatest ballet and contemporary dance companies on the planet.

The union of this dazzling array of art-makers has resulted in a stage event of astonishing reach that captures the spirit of its age like no other. Don’t miss the only Australian opportunity to see it in its original form: one that has sold out around the world.

Learn more about the show before you go. Browse the house program →

Artists in Conversation

Sat 14 October 12.30PM

Wayne McGregor will discuss cross-genre collaboration at a free artist talk. More info and registration →

Jaw-dropping… breathtaking physical feasts and visual dazzle.

If you go and see anything this month make it this.

An extraordinary artistic triumph.

The Stage
Director and Choreographer
Wayne McGregor
Visual Concept
Olafur Eliasson
Jamie xx
Inspired by Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer
Paris Opera Ballet
Lucie Fenwick
Julien Meyzindi
Company Wayne McGregor
Rebecca Bassett-Graham
Jordan Bridge
Catarina Carvalho
Travis Clausen-Knight
Louis McMiller
Daniela Neugebauer
Jacob O'Connell
James Pett
Fukiko Takase
Po-Lin Tung
Jessica Wright
Sound Designer
Nick Sagar
Lighting Realisation
Rob Halliday
Rehearsal Director
Odette Hughes
Set realisation in association with
Studio Olafur Eliasson
Costume realisation with generous support from
Acne Studios
  • Presented with
  • Presenting Partners
  • Funded by donations from the
  • Patrons Circle

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Park Avenue Armory, FAENA ART, Paris Opera Ballet, Sadler’s Wells and European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.

Produced by Manchester International Festival, Paris Opera Ballet and Studio Wayne McGregor.

PHOTO | Stephanie Berger