Wayne McGregor, Olafur Eliasson & Jamie xx: Tree of Codes

Event Introduction

Tree of Codes is an eruption and soulful amalgamation bringing together choreographer Wayne McGregor, installation artist Olafur Eliasson and electronic composer Jamie xx to reinterpret Jonathan Safran Foer’s haunting experimental novella of the same name.

These blurred and disorientating worlds provide a powerful point of departure for each artist – a dance work within a multimedia sculpture, a light show projected on skin and a ballet set to a pounding club beat.


“Fecund with human creativity… sometimes five stars are not enough”
The Independent

“Visual surprises abound, an exhausting but invigorating ride”
Melbourne Herald Sun

“This 75 minutes of non-stop dancing is not merely superb but life-changing”
Daily Express

“A truly collaborative process lies behind the extraordinary triumph of this new contemporary ballet”
The Stage

“This is a show that invites us to be dazzled by myriad sensations.”
The Times

“An outstanding collaboration between movement, sound and sight”
The Arts Desk


Wayne McGregor: Director and choreographer
Olafur Eliasson: Visual concept
Jamie xx: Composer
Inspired by Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer
Rob Halliday: Lighting Realisation
Nick Sager: Sound Designer

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.

In co-operation with:

Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Dance House Helsinki


Dance, Performing arts



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Event Information

  • Time:

    • Fri 12.8.2022 19:00

    • Sat 13.8.2022 19:00

    • Sun 14.8.2022 14:00

    • Sun 14.8.2022 19:00

    • Duration: 1h 12 min, no interval

  • Address:

    Dance House Helsinki, Erkko Hall
    Kaapeliaukio 3
    00180 Helsinki

  • Tickets:

    42–52 € / 29–32 € (Lippu.fi)

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