Empire Carnival Group 2019
In 2019 ‘Empire Carnival Group’ will be celebrating their first lustrum. ‘Empire’ is quite a young Carnival group since 2015 debuting with their theme an ‘Empire of Desires’. Back then the owner of the group Darin van Ommeren acted also as the group leader. Darin signed a contract with the musical band of ‘Buleria’ which has been the groups band ever since.
The group in combination with the band made an impressive first entrance into the Carnival scenario of Aruba in 2015 and closed the season participating with the Grand Parades reaping respect all over. For 2019 the group leader is Queeny Bergen assigned for the second year since last year in 2018.
There is still much more to tell about this magnificent Carnival group and we promise you to keep updating about ‘Empire Carnival Group’.
‘Empire Carnival group’ for Carnival 65 in 2019 participated by the theme of ‘Tribute to 65 years of Greatness’.
Dancegroup ‘The Popcorn Dancers’ has won the ‘Carnival Best Road Show 2019’ prize.
‘The Popcorn Dancers’ has a long outstanding history trajectory with Freddy Tromp as owner and leader.
photo: ‘The Popcorn Dancers 2002’
Related Carnival Band
Section: ‘Champagne and Bubbles’
Empire section ‘Champagne and Bubbles’ by Cindy Martinus won the ‘Carnival 3rd Best Luxurious Section’ prize.
From left to right on the image are Jarlene de Cuba, Jasmin Martis, Juleika Wardenaar, Gislenne Dirksz, Edrei Cabarcas, Cindy Martinus, Endrely Kock, Geneida Geerman, Jennifer Boekhoudt, Zahaira Croes, Lurainne Donata and Melisa Tromp. The section member that is missing on the photo is Yuraney Toppenberg. Find Yuraney though on the cover of the corresponding photo albums below. below.
The theme of ‘Champagne & Bubbles’ was an idea of Empire Carnival Group based on which the designs were made by Ronchi de Cuba. Decoration on the pieces were done by Edson Everon.
Every section member worked on their own shoes , matching bracelets and finishing touches.
Section leader: Cindy Martinus
Welding by: Joselito Abath
Tailor: Gaby Galeano
Section ‘Confetti Explosion’
Empire Carnival Group section with the title of ‘Confetti Explosion’ by Queeny Bergen and Rocio Burgos.
From left to right on the image are:
Queeny Bergen, Monica Oduber, Liza Helder, Melanie Lopez, Samantha Corrado , Kimberly Kuiperi, Shayna Harms and Rocio Burgos.
The designs for the costumes and pieces was a team effort by all of the section members together. Decoration on the bodysuits was done by Lisette Tromp. Design ideas, shape and decoration of the headpieces and shoulder pieces was done by beautiful Rocio Burgos and her team.
Furthermore every member has worked on their own individual costume, body- and headpiece tweaking details to their own individual desires.
The team of Carnival section ‘Color Explosion wishes to thank Jennyree Geerman for their make-up.
Many houses, garages and other spaces are converted into complete workshops while working on Carnival pieces as the participants prepare themselves for Carnival. The team of Carnival section ‘Color Explosion’ wishes to thank Clariene Croes and Family for allowing the team to turn their home upside down converting it into such a workshop.
Section leaders: Queeny Bergen and Rocio Burgos
Welding by: Shawn Thijsen