unnamed-12 – 10 July 2015

7 performances

Tickets from £12-45 available now

Manchester International Festival is bringing together the choreographer  Wayne McGregor, visual artist  Olafur Eliasson and Mercury Prize-winning producer/composer Jamie xx to create a contemporary ballet inspired by the book Tree of Codes by  Jonathan Safran Foer.

Soloists and dancers from  The Paris Opera Ballet alongside  Wayne McGregor | Random Dance will form the company, who will perform in an environment created by  Eliasson to a score composed by  Jamie xx.

Safran Foer’s novel is literally carved from the text of  Bruno Schulz’ Street of Crocodiles; words and phrases are cut from the pages to produce an entirely different story. The creative team has worked together over the last two years to make a contemporary ballet that responds to this remarkable and beautiful artwork.

Image credit: Slow-motion shadow in colour © Olafur Eliasson