The program of concerts of the XII international Winter arts festival in Sochi

Night with Sergio Bernal – ballet and flamenco

With Miriam Mendoza, Joaquín De Luz, Marina Heredia
February 20, 2019
Beginning at 19:00
Winter Theater
Description of the concert

And many years passed, dull, painful,
One silent night again I heard your voice,
And once again it seems, that sighing melody
Is bringing to me, that the Love – you all.

A. Fet

This night the Sochi Winter Theater will be filled with spices of the Spanish night, rhythms of bolero and flamenco, and flaming sounds of jota.

Many centuries Spain has been attracting musicians, who were tired of “square” arrangement of European melodies; however only great musicians saw the essence behind the external exotics. Even fifty years ago it was hard to imagine the combination of classical choreography and national flamenco traditions. However, the arts follow the challenges of the time: and a dancer with impeccable, virtuoso ballet technique preserves a really Spanish spirit, which F. Garcia Lorca described with a hard-to-translate notion “duende”.

This is all about Sergio Bernal, leading actor of the Spanish National Ballet, last year listed in “30 under 30” rating by Forbes.
He graduated from the Madrid Royal Conservatory and is a laureate of international and national ballet competitions. Sergio Bernal works with the largest masters of Spanish dance; performing in New York, Miami, London, Zurich, Moscow, Havana, Rome, Venice, Santiago. His repertory includes classics of the national ballet, settings of contemporary choreographs and his own performances.

Sergio Bernal will share the stage with the soloist of the Spanish National Ballet Miriam Mendoza and the outstanding Spanish-American Dancer, leading actor of New York City Ballet Joaquin de Luz. Besides, you will see a real legend of vocal flamenco, a singer with a unique pitch of voice and versatile repertory – Marina Heredia.

The program of this unique concert will present to the audience the ballet compositions accompanied by the music of J.S. Bach, C. Sen Sans, A. Iglesias – V. Amigo. Outstanding masterpieces of the Spanish ballet – “Farruca” and “Love, the Magician” with music by Manuel de Falla will become a culmination of the concert to be further completed by solo performance of Ravel’s “Bolero”. And choreographies with great masterpieces of Ruiz Soler and others by Cue, Bernal, Fernandez, De Luz and Mendoza.

A Night with Sergio Bernal is a dance program directed artistically by Ricardo Cue and commissioned by Sochi international Winter art festival in collaboration with Antonio Gnecchi Ruscone.

The All-Russia Youth Symphony Orchestra directed by the Spanish Maestro Cesar Alvarez will participate in the concert.


The concert is held with the support of the Embassy of Spain in Russia

The concert program

NIGHT WITH SERGIO BERNAL
BALLET FLAMENCO

RICARDO CUE
Artistic Director

ORGIA
Choreography: Sergio Bernal – Ricardo Cue
Music: Joaquin Turina
WORLD PREMIER
SERGIO BERNAL – MIRIAM MENDOZA – JOAQUIN DE LUZ

FARRUCA
Choreography: Antonio Ruiz Soler
Music: Manuel de Falla
SERGIO BERNAL

DANZA DE LA GITANA
Choreography: Miriam Mendoza
Music: Ernesto Halffter
WORLD PREMIER
MIRIAM MENDOZA

ZAPATEADO DE SARASATE
Choreography: Antonio Ruiz Soler
Music: Pablo Sarasate
SERGIO BERNAL

FIVE VARIATIONS ON A THEME
Choreography: David Fernandez
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
JOAQUIN DE LUZ

THE LAST ENCOUNTER
Choreography: Ricardo Cue
Music: Alberto Iglesias – Vicente Amigo
Guitarist soloist: José Maria Gallardo del Rey
MIRIAM MENDOZA – SERGIO BERNAL

NANA DE LA ESPERANZA
Music: José Maria Gallardo del Rey
singer: MARINA HEREDIA – guitar: JOSE’ MARIA GALLARDO DEL REY

THE SWAN
Choreography: Ricardo Cue
Music: Camille Saint Saëns
SERGIO BERNAL

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FOLIA OF GENTELMEN
Choreography: Joaquin de Luz – Sergio Bernal
Music: Arcangelo Corelli
SERGIO BERNAL

LOVE, THE MAGICIAN
Music: from the ballet of Manuel de Falla
Singer Soloist: MARINA HEREDIA

BOLERO
Choreography: Bernal-De Luz-Mendoza-Cue
music by Maurice Ravel
WORLD PREMIER
SERGIO BERNAL – MIRIAM MENDOZA – JOAQUIN DE LUZ

ALL-RUSSIAN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Directed: CESAR ALVAREZ

Technical director and lighting design
FELIPE RAMOS

Stage director
ELENA SANZ

Sound engineer
JAVIER ALVAREZ

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