Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 1994

Maria Candelaria Rodriguez, Carnival Queen 1994

Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1994 was Maria Candelaria Rodriguez, with a costume entitled "Diva", designed by Marcos Marrero, representing Casinos de Tenerife.

In 1994, the court was made up as follows:

  1. 1st Maid of Honour: Dolores Reyes Álvarez, with a costume entitled "¡Señores, faltaba yo!" (Gentlemen, I was missing!), representing Comparsa Los Brasileiros and Licor Frangélico and designed by Juan Carlos Armas.
  2. 2nd Maid of Honour: "Divinidad de una diosa" (Divinity of a goddess), representing Cadena Sabat and designed by Manolo Chinea.
  3. 3rd Maid of Honour: "Todo lo que buscas lo tengo yo" (I have everything you are looking for), representing Cetesa Páginas Amarillas and designed by Carlos Nieves.
  4. 4th Maid of Honour: Jacqueline Prieto Montesinos, with a costume entitled "Desde los confines de la Atlántida..." (From the confines of Atlantis ...), representing Escuela de Arte Floral de Santa Úrsula and designed by Juan Álvarez y Gisela Schlicher.
Either the second or third maid of honour was Beatriz Núñez Pérez.

One of the Maids of Honour

Entry by the Escuela de Arte Floral de Santa Úrsula

Carnival scenery in 1994. The theme was Atlántida (Atlantis)

For Carnival 1994 the theme was Atlántida (Atlantis). Wonder if anyone else has noticed that the scenery in 2019, the theme for which was Las profundidades marinas (The Deep Sea) also featured Poseidon with his trident on the right hand side of the stage?

This was back in the day when the staging was erected and the galas held in the open air in the Plaza de España, before Herzog + de Meuron redesigned the plaza in 2008 and the penultimate carnival staged there before the Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife (The Tenerife International Centre for Trade Fairs and Congresses), where the staging is erected and the contests and galas are held now, was opened in 1996.