Dance review: Spectacular visuals in Tree Of Codes, but no soul

Three giants of contemporary arts unite for Tree Of Codes - choreographer Wayne McGregor, artist Olafur Eliasson and composer Jamie xx. PHOTO: RAVI DEEPRES
Tree Of Codes is a main stage attraction for Esplanade's da:ns festival this year. PHOTO: JOEL CHESTER
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Dance
Tree Of Codes
Wayne McGregor, Olafur Eliasson, Jamie xx
Esplanade Theatre
Last Friday, 8pm

Tree Of Codes, the headlining main stage act of the Esplanade’s da:ns festival this year, borrows its title from the 2010 literary sculpture by Jonathan Safran Foer. A trio of international juggernauts – choreographer Wayne McGregor, sculptor and installation artist Olafur Eliasson and composer Jamie xx – lend their clout to the visual extravaganza commissioned by the Manchester International Festival in 2015.

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