News: The making of Raven Girl

Wednesday 22 May 2013 by Carmel Smith

'Raven Girl' © Audrey Niffenegger

Choreographer Wayne McGregor and writer/illustrator Audrey Niffenegger talk about the making of his first full length ballet..

‘I was thinking about how in fairy tales things are always transforming: people are transformed as a punishment or a reward, or they’re stuck in between. Really, the drama in Raven Girl is about her own efforts to make herself and her body match up.’ Audrey Niffenegger

‘I always hear this idea that making narrative work is harder than making abstract ballets; there’s an idea that if you’re just making up your own world, that’s easier than working on something specific…bodies are inherently narrative’. Wayne McGregor

Read more in Metro, 22 May 2013

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