Septime Webre, a son of a large Cuban-American family, is an internationally recognized ballet director and choreographer. He currently serves as Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet as it celebrates its 40th-anniversary season. Septime’s love of narrative comes to light in his adaptations of popular American novels and children’s tales, which are imbued with imaginative details, vivid designs and smart winks to the past. ICONS spoke with Septime about his choreographic process, which includes deep collaboration and cold IPA beer.
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