A galaxy of stars at the Russian Ballet Icons Gala
The last encounter
THE SWAN. Kremlin Palace Theatre (Moscow).
08/03/2016 DANCE TABS (LONDON)
Ave Maya Gala in Memory of Maya Plisetskaya – London
“Every gala needs a revelation, and this one was provided by Sergio Bernal, a Spanish dancer who dominated the stage in an imperious farruca solo from Antonio’s flamenco version of The Three Cornered Hat . Plisetskaya, who directed the National Ballet of Spain from 1987-1990, had a passion for flamenco dance. Bernal would have delighted her with his flamboyant cape work, fast footwork and male glamour”.
20/07/2017 EL MUNDO (ESPAÑA)
Sergio Bernal, the "swan" of the National Ballet of Spain
¨That is the case of the first figure of the National Ballet of Spain (BNE) Sergio Bernal (Madrid, 1990). He is the perfect example of "dancer of all ranks" and triumphs around the world with the single from the Miller in The three cornered hat, his famous farruca, as well as with the classical based choreography The swan, by Ricardo Cue, on the famous score by Saint-Saëns. "Yes, I broke the barrier between being a classical ballet and Spanish dance interpreter, and I saw it when I took classes with the Royal Ballet, finally, because Ricardo wanted me to dance The Swan for a long time, but I have to confess that I had of lot of respect for that choreography and I dance it thanks to his confidence in me ", he says about this solo that he will offer in the coming months inmediatamente Georgia, Athens and New York.¨
11/07/2017 PROTANEC (KAZAN)
И лунное мерцание, и тысяча нуреевских солнц
“Such a swan would seduce not only the mythological Leda: the tremendous artistic freedom of the dancer fascinated the crowded auditorium of the Kazan theater. It seems that Bernal's "Swan" became the male analog of Plisetskaya's masterpiece.”
01/10/2017 EL PAIS (SPAIN)
The dance struggles with the inclemencies of a cyclone
“In fairness we must say that, improving the popular saying, who, really, pulled out all the stops and came out the winner was Sergio Bernal, one of the leading figures of the National Ballet of Spain. His communicative capacity, his plasticity and his diaphanous dance prompted an explosion with brave and prolonged applause.”
09/06/2017 PLOSHTADSLAVEIKOV (BULGARIA)
“With extremely plasticity, Bernal represents a perfect embodiment of this work in bodily form. His movements seem to recreate the elements of flamenco, but in reality they are a free allegory of narcissism: it is a creature whose beauty hypnotize. The art of ballet speaks the body language, and the music has the power to turn the human anatomy into a sometimes painful excitement. On the stage, Sergio Bernal is a work of art, an impressionist canvas, a violin virtuoso”
08/03/2016 BACHTRACK (LONDON)
Ave Maya: International stars perform in memory of Plisetskaya
“There was one overall winner whose performance ticked all the qualities in the box – Sergio Bernal from Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Teatro Raphael Aguilar. He danced “The Three-Cornered Hat” with mesmeric brilliance, twirling the ruby-red silken cape around him, then showing off his fast, vigorous footwork ( zapateado ) with that proud commanding presence”.
12/11/2015 TIME OUT (TOKYO)
The company of the National Ballet of Spain pulled down the final curtain with great success
"It is the solo of Sergio Bernal who gives the unique presence between these two groups of dancers. He is narcissistic and glamorous in his appearance to stretch his body gently. According to the increase in the music, the flexibility and the charisma increases. Finally, at the end of the intersection with the crowd that surrounds him or pursues him, it is a masterpiece whose energy explodes. Although it resembles the same masterpiece of choreography Maurice Béjar from whom the solo movement comes mainly, it was a very spectacular work."