We supported the US premiere of this new work by British choreographer extraordinaire Wayne McGregor, founder of Random Dance, in Alex Poots’ final season as Artistic Director at Park Avenue Armory.
When: September 14–21, 2015
Where: Park Avenue Armory
Award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor’s groundbreaking practice embraces dance, science, film, music and technology to generate intriguing, expansive works. For Tree of Codes, McGregor is collaborating with artist Olafur Eliasson and producer/composer Jamie xx to create a contemporary ballet. Eliasson’s large-scale projects, including The New York City Waterfalls and The Weather Project at the Tate Modern, have captured the attention of audiences worldwide. Mercury Prize-winning Jamie xx blurs the boundaries between artist and audience in sonic environments like the one he created with his band, The xx, at the Armory in 2014.
Triggered by Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes (an artwork in the form of a book which was in turn inspired by Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz), this new, evening-length work featured a company of soloists and dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor.