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Trees of Codes

  • New Vision Arts Festival Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre (map)

A flicker originates galaxies of shades and sounds

Fusing literature, dance, space and bodily form into New Vision


A book beyond reading. Choreography beyond imagination. In creating the intriguing Tree of Codes, best-selling American author Jonathan Safran Foer literally carved out words from the 1930s novel, Street of Crocodiles, to create a “sculptured book” with a fresh story to tell. Now contemporary British choreographer Wayne McGregor has added an extraordinary twist to the tale with a swirling, immersive, free-form balletic reinvention that tests the physical limits of the performers, with dancers from Company Wayne McGregor and guest artists.


To convey the weightlessness of words on a page, installation artist Olafur Eliasson (The weather project for London’s Tate Museum, The New York City Waterfalls) constructs a kaleidoscopic landscape out of multiple mirror images, while Mercury Prize winner Jamie xx employs a tailor-made surround-sound system to move beyond the world of records into uncharted sonic realms. A vitality-filled encounter with three exceptional artistic talents who together take contemporary collaborations to enthralling new heights.


Date & Time: 19-20.10 (Fri-Sat)  8pm , 21.10 (Sun) 3pm

Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

Ticket Price: $580, $480, $380, $280, $180

Organizer: New Vision Arts Festival

Enquiry: 2370 1044