Luis Cabrera (left) and Kyle Lin (right) in a scene from “The Last Song”, choreographed by Ricky Hu and part of “Carmina Burana”, a double bill from the Hong Kong Ballet and Hong Kong Philharmonic. Photo: Conrad Dy-Liacco  / Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet
Luis Cabrera (left) and Kyle Lin (right) in a scene from “The Last Song”, choreographed by Ricky Hu and part of “Carmina Burana”, a double bill from the Hong Kong Ballet and Hong Kong Philharmonic. Photo: Conrad Dy-Liacco / Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

Review |
Hong Kong Ballet and Philharmonic’s ‘Carmina Burana’ double bill suffers from stark mismatch

  • Ricky Hu’s hauntingly beautiful piece ‘The Last Song’ was in sharp contrast to ballet director Septime Webre’s ill-judged take on Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’
  • The philharmonic deserves full credit for doing justice to two such different composers, while the ballet’s dancers were superb

Luis Cabrera (left) and Kyle Lin (right) in a scene from “The Last Song”, choreographed by Ricky Hu and part of “Carmina Burana”, a double bill from the Hong Kong Ballet and Hong Kong Philharmonic. Photo: Conrad Dy-Liacco  / Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet
Luis Cabrera (left) and Kyle Lin (right) in a scene from “The Last Song”, choreographed by Ricky Hu and part of “Carmina Burana”, a double bill from the Hong Kong Ballet and Hong Kong Philharmonic. Photo: Conrad Dy-Liacco / Courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet
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