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 and became Assistant Ballet Master in 2018.
Egami began choreographing for the company at the annual Choreographers’ Showcase in 2005 and proceeded presenting numerous works over the years. His recent piece Wordless Letter , collaborative work with composer Mike Yip and multimedia designer James Kong was presented in “HK Cool” in 2018.
Associate choreographer to Yuri Ng in Firecracker in 2010. Together with Hu Song-wei, Egami has co-choreographed several full length works for the company –The Frog Prince- A Ballet Chinois (2013), Carmen (2017), and Bolero (2015) for which they won Outstanding Ensemble performance at the Hong Kong Dance Awards 2016.
Egami also collaborated with music composer Mike Orange for the “New Works Forum: Choreographer&Composer Lab” by West Kowloon Cultural District in 2016.
Other works by Egami include a re-choreographed version of Yuri Ng’s Devil’s Talefor Architanz, Japan in 2015, Sonographer (2011), Firefly (2016) for E-side Dance Company, and most recently Peter and the Wolf (2018) for Le Studio Ballet in Hong Kong.
Revealing the epilogue at the beginning, Bolero unveils the chain of events that give rise to its end. Hong Kong Ballet dancers Yuh Egami and Ricky Hu chose a dramatic representation to deliver the story of a woman’s inner demons which personify the struggles that are often caused by the pressures of today.
Deep and insightful, this work enters the blurred, almost non-existent, space between light and shadow, stability and instability. Set to Maurice Ravel’s famous score of the same name, the uniqueness of this “Bolero” lies not only in the choreographic and musical structure of the work, but also in its theatrical design created in collaboration with the choreographers’ vision.