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RITE OF SPRING

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YUH EGAMI • HU SONGWEI RICKY

2019

HONG KONG

35 MIN

 G 

The dynamic music structures in Stravinsky’s emotionally passionate score inspired Hong Kong Ballet choreographers Yuh Egami and Hu Song Wei Ricky to rethink how we are shaped by society and our view of our relationship with nature. The Rite of Spring questions our origins, portrays human emotions under extreme circumstances, and reveals the painful truths and strange phenomena of modern life. The screening of the film is part of HKB’s outreach program, Ballet in the City – Virtual Pop Up Performance campaign.

MOST OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020

Hong Kong Dance Alliance

MOST OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE

— LUIS CABRERA

Hong Kong Dance Awards 2020

Hong Kong Dance Alliance

Cast and Credits

Choreographers

Cast

Yuh Egami

Hu Songwei Ricky

Luis Cabrera

Chen Zhiyao 

Garry Corpuz

Artists of Hong Kong Ballet

Music

Igor Stravinsky, played by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Tim Murray

Costume Design

Set Design

Lighting Design

Courtesy of

Joanne Chong

Leocampo Yuen

Mak Kwok Fai

Choreographers' Biographies

Yuh Egami was born in Okinawa, Japan. He graduated from The Royal Ballet School in London and joined Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) in 2002, and went on to become Ballet Master in 2019. Egami was associate choreographer to Yuri Ng in his full-length work Firecracker in 2010. Together with Hu Song Wei Ricky, he has co-choreographed several full-length works for Hong Kong Ballet, namely The Frog Prince – A Ballet Chinois (2013), Bolero (2015), Carmen (2017) and most recently The Rite of Spring (2019). Egami and Hu's Bolero and The Rite of Spring respectively won the Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Outstanding Choreography at the 2016 and 2020 Hong Kong Dance Awards. Egami received the Outstanding Dancer Award at the 2019 Hong Kong Music And Dance Association Music and Dance Award.

Hu Song Wei Ricky was born in Jiangxi, China. He trained at Shanghai Dance School and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Hu went on to join the Hong Kong Ballet as a dancer in 2008 and a Choreographer-in-Residence in 2019. He has choreographed for Hong Kong Arts Festival, Shanghai International Arts Festival, Chinese Dance for 12 Days, and Shanghai Opera House Dance Ensemble, to name a few. With co-choreographer Yuh Egami, Hu’s Bolero (2015) and The Rite of Spring (2019) won Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Outstanding Choreography at the 2016 and 2020 Hong Kong Dance Awards. He received the Award for Young Artist (Dance) at the 2012 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards.

Elaine Forsgate Marden

Fernando &  Kit Zobel de Ayala