Tree of Codes

Visual art, electro-pop, and contemporary dance

Eugenia Melián. 17/09/2015

Bummed to be missing Tree Of Codes  at the Park Avenue Armory, September 14 to 21. Thank you Katie Olson for pointing it out to me. A combination of choreography and direction by Wayne McGregor, Olafur Eliasson’s visual concept, the electronic sound design of Jamie XX , as interpreted by dancers from the Opera de Paris and the Wayne McGregor Dance Company… I am sure this will be stunning.

Tree of Codes. Photo: Ravi Deep
Tree of Codes. Photo: Ravi Deepres

“Visual art, electro-pop, and contemporary dance intersect in an illuminating new work directed by award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor, artist Olafur Eliasson, and producer/composer Jamie xx. Performed by fifteen soloists and dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor, this new type of modern dance layers classical and contemporary styles with visual wizardry and sonic imagination in this highly-anticipated U.S. premiere”. Watch below a beautiful film directed by the wonderful Ruth Hogben, who I already featured in my blog. Choreographed by Wayne McGregor, featuring Marie-Agnès Gillot and Travis Clausen-Knight with music by Jamie xx.

This new evening-length work takes as its starting point Jonathan Safran Foer’s enigmatic publication, at once a novel and a piece of art created by making incisions into the pages of The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz. Utilizing Foer’s merging of genres and sculptural techniques, the piece features a site-specific environment that reinvents the performance space with a shape-shifting kaleidoscope of light, color, and reflective mirrors that challenges preconceived notions of the role of the viewer from the moment they enter the drill hall.




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