Jamie xx’s new ballet ‘Tree of Codes’ premieres at Manchester International Festival – watch

The ballet and score was inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer's book of the same name

The Jamie xx-scored contemporary ballet Tree of Codes has premiered at the Manchester International Festival, with footage of the performance surfacing online.

The ballet, inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer’s book of the same name, was debuted at the Manchester Opera House last Thursday (July 2) and runs until July 10.

The Tree of Codes ballet was directed and choreographed by Wayne McGregor in a space created by visual artist Olafur Eliasson, performed with dancers from both The Paris Opera Ballet and McGregor’s Random Dance Company.


New work from Björk and FKA Twigs also feature on the programme at biennial arts festival, taking place in venues across Manchester between July 2-19.

Watch footage of the Jamie xx ballet below.


Jamie xx released his debut solo LP ‘In Colour’ last month (June 1). The album charted at Number Three in the Official UK Albums Chart.

Jamie xx plays the following live dates:

Glastonbury, Worthy Farm (June 26-28)
Wales Green Man Festival (August 22)
Leeds Festival (28)
Reading Festival (30)
Isle of Wight Bestival (September 10)
London O2 Brixton Academy (October 15)
Manchester Albert Hall (16)
Glasgow Arches (17)