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Jamie xx to score ballet adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer novel

By | Published on Thursday 20 November 2014

Tree Of Codes

Jamie xx has composed the score for a ballet inspired by author Jonathan Safran Foer’s ‘Tree Of Codes’. The piece will receive its premiere at next year’s Manchester International Festival.

Choreographed by Wayne McGregor, it will be performed by dancers from The Paris Opera Ballet and McGregor’s Random Dance Company, with set design by visual artist Olafur Eliasson. Which is all very exciting.

And, in what may be the most pretentious and patronising quote we have ever published (which is really saying something), Eliasson said of the show: “Clearly Jamie’s music can’t live without movement and space. Clearly Wayne’s choreography can’t live without sound and space. Clearly my art can’t live without sound and movement. Clearly creativity can change the world”.

The show will run from 9-10 Jul next year at the Manchester Opera House. Tickets will go on sale at 10am this Saturday here.