The Royal Ballet will present an evening of contemporary ballet that explores the themes of identity when their productions of Raven Girl and Connectome return to the Royal Opera House from the 6th to the 24th October.

Wayne McGregor’s Raven Girl is a modern day fairy-tale written by author Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife) and is a story that is about difference and discovery. it originally premiered in 2013 and was McGregor’s first narrative for the Royal Ballet. The story follows the story of a girl with a body of a human but the soul of a bird as she sets off on a journey to become her true self.

Royal Ballet soloist Beatriz Stix-Brunell will be making her debut in the title role, while principle dancers Sarah Lamb, Federico Bonelli, Thiago Soares and Edward Watson will reprise the roles that were created for them.

Meanwhile, Connectome is inspired by the map of neural connections in the brain. Set to a score by ArvoPart and choreographed by Alastair Marriott, the story narrates the journey of one woman’s journey of changing sense of self as she moves between lovers and friends.

The ballet premiered at the Royal Opera House in 2014, with the Royal Ballet principles Lauren Cuthbertson,Steven McRae and Edward Watson leading the cast.

Raven Girl and Connectome return to the Royal Opera House from the 6th October until the 24th October. 

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