The City Hall of Santa Cruz de Tenerifethrough the Autonomous Organization for Festivities and Recreational Activities (OAFAR), presents the stage for the contests and galas of the carnival 2023 within the framework of the VI Tricontinental Craft Fair at the Tenerife Fairgrounds.
Under the theme, New York, the city that never sleeps, the scenic space designed by Carlos Santos provides a carnival view of manhattancharacterized by its skyline where its most emblematic buildings stand out.
During the presentation, the mayor of the city, José Manuel Bermúdez, congratulated Carlos Santos for “his new scenic contribution to the Santacrucero carnival” and stressed that “the moment to unveil the scene of our Carnival It is a milestone for those of us who love this party, and it perfectly sums up the creativity, desire and commitment of all the people who make one of the most important parties in the world possible”.
The Councilor for Fiestas, Alfonso Cabello, announced that “the stage will have many volumes and will play with different scales to fully immerse us in a metropolis that we have internalized through the different performing arts, being able to feel like we are in the middle of Times Square or Central Park. ”; For Cabello, “the stage space is designed to give the greatest possible brilliance to the work of all the groups that participate.”
In this sense, the councilor recalls that “the 2023 edition has been underway for a long time”, in fact, “in addition to the bases approved last week by the OAFAR Governing Council for the different competitions, we hope to be able to give the green light during the next few days to the regulations for the election galas of our queens ”; so we can all work in a timely manner”, he concluded.
The act also included the participation of the Canarian set designer, Carlos Santos, who stated that “the design of this stage allows the maximum possible sensation of depth to be created”, since “it will be mounted on a structure with a “V” shaped layout. , which, together with the inclination of the most representative buildings, will provide dynamism, contrast and the characteristic highlight of this megalopolis”.
The scenic support will occupy an approximate surface of 2000 mtwo, with a height of 16 meters that will be adapted to the shape of the Fairground, will have a width of 60 meters and a central door at the mouth of the stage of 25 meters. The different participants will be able to access through three 23-meter ramps, and in this edition there will also be a 14.5-meter extension of the turntable towards the public.
Everything is design is conceived to give the greatest possible dynamism to the evolution of the parades of the queen candidates, as well as to the performances of the groups that will participate in the different contests from January 26. For this, there will be a total screen area of 210 mtwo spread over eight totem poles that will complement the show that takes place on stage.
The greatest compositional weight falls on the volumes of the most important buildings in the North American city, although there will also be various advertising elements of the New York night; as well as characteristic vegetation, which will provide visual versatility.
The Gran Canarian architect Carlos Santos Cabrera repeats authorship on the Santa Cruz stage, and is a regular professional in the lyrical and theatrical fields. In addition to his degree at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santos has been trained in set design, costumes and lighting for theater, film and television at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid and since 2012 he has done dozens of works for both for opera, zarzuela and theater as well as for television.