ON VIEW: HONG KONG | Yuh Egami
“Yuh Egami’s movement is elegant,fluid and beautiful,and also contrasting strength and humour.” ── Sue Healey
Born in Okinawa,Japan,Yuh Egami graduated from The Royal Ballet School in London and joined Hong Kong Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2002. He assumed the additional role of Répétiteur for the Company in 2014.
With Hong Kong Ballet,Egami has danced in various works such as John Meehan’s Swan Lake,Stephen Jefferies’ and Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker,Ronald Hynd’s Coppélia,Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias,Natalie Weir’s Turandot,George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Nacho Duato’s Castrati, Jorma Elo’s Shape of Glow, William Forsythe’s Steptext,and Stanton Welch’s Clear.
Egami has presented his works at Hong Kong Ballet’s Choreographers’ Showcase,including Horn (2014) and White Lies (2012) with Ricky Hu Song-wei, OIOIO (2011), Mirage (2010), Collage of One (2008), Sakula (2007) and Kagé (2005). He has also contributed choreography to several full-length works including Carmen (2017) and The Frog Prince-A Ballet Chinois (2013) together with Hu and as associate choreographer to Yuri Ng,and Firecracker (2010) as an associate choreographer to Ng. His work Bolero (2015) with Hu,won Outstanding Ensemble Performance at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2016.
Egami also re-choreographed Ng’s Devil’s Tale for Architanz,Japan in 2015 and choreographed Sonographer (2011) and Firefly (2016) for E-side Dance Company in Hong Kong.