Empire Carnival Group 2019

Tribute to 65 Years of Greatness

In 2019 ‘Empire Carnival Group’ will be celebrating their first lustrum. For 2019 the group leader is Queeny Bergen assigned for the second year since last year in 2018.

‘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’

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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.

The theme of ‘Champagne & Bubbles’ was an idea of Empire Carnival Group in celebration of Aruba’s Carnival 65 and 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

Overview photo albums: Champagne & Bubbles

Section: ‘Confetti Explosion’

‘Empire’ section ‘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 were a team effort by all of the section members together. Every member has worked on their own individual costume, body- and headpiece with the help of Lisette Tromp when decorating.
The team of section ‘Confetti Explosion’ wishes to thank Jennyree Geerman for the make-up done.

Many houses, garages and other spaces are converted into complete workshops while working on the Carnival pieces as participants prepare for Carnival. The team of Empire section ‘ Confetti Explosion’ wishes to thank Clarilene 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

Overview photo albums: Confetti Explosion

Overview photo albums: Empire Carnival Group 2019

Timeline: history of Empire Carnival Group

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Theme 2020: Carnevale di Venezia

Their goal to maintain a high quality standard, be unique and use modern technology to innovate in their exposure. As a team they strive to make the Carnival experience aan unforgettable one for their participants and the sideliners enjoying the show.

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Theme 2019: Tribute to 65 Years of Greatness

In 2019 ‘Empire Carnival Group’ will be celebrating their first lustrum. For 2019 the group leader is Queeny Bergen assigned for the second year since last year in 2018.

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Empire Carnival Group Carousel 508

History: Empire Carnival Group

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.

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