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Under-30s can see one of Sydney Festival's biggest shows for super cheap

Tree of Codes
Photograph: Joel Chester Fildes

Tree of Codes is arguably the most anticipated show at next year's Sydney Festival, featuring dancers from Company Wayne McGregor and a soundtrack by chart-topping DJ and producer Jamie xx. The visually stunning contemporary dance work premiered back in 2015 and showcases the work of Icelandic-Danish installation artist Olafur Eliasson and British choreographer Wayne McGregor.

While A-reserve tickets will usually set you back $119, Sydney Festival has now put a bunch of A-reserve tickets on sale for under 30s for just $39.

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The tickets are available to performances on Saturday January 6 and Sunday January 7, but we'd recommend getting in quickly as the offer is unlikely to last.

Time Out Melbourne's Rose Johnstone loved the show when it had its Australian premiere down south earlier this year, writing:

"Tree of Codes begins in total darkness, with Paris Opera Ballet dancers lit only by button-sized white lights attached to their bodies, creating the illusion of a constellation of stars. From there, the piece opens up into a celestial alignment of movement, ever-changing installation pieces by Eliasson and compositions by Jamie xx, which oscillate from vocal-led melodies to heavy electronic beats that wouldn’t be out of place in a Berlin nightclub.

"While this machine-like precision makes it difficult for the piece to strike an emotional chord, Tree of Codes is a largely successful exercise in creating something almost impossibly beautiful."

The offer is part of Sydney Festival's virtual advent calendar, with ticket giveaways, offers and competitions every day in the lead-up to December 25.