TENERIFE CARNIVAL 2022 was a very special one, it was a time we all had been waiting for long and it was also happening outside the usual dates; June 2022 was the time to take our costumes out and go back to dance on the streets.
Our favorite designers Santi Castro and Daniel Pages were as always during the past 12 years, the ones hosting our Erasmus European students. For the first time we hosted also students from Iceland and three of them from make-up & and wellness studies had the opportunity to learn about artisitic/ fantasy make up for one of the Tenerife dancing groups "Comparsa Los Rumberos".
One of the Erasmus group of students could only came on February 2022 and were not that lucky to see the galas, parades and conquest that make the Tenerife carnival a very special one.
Students could not belive that the costume they had been working at WAS ACTUALLY ELECTED THE QUEEN, Ruth, the candidate who was showing Santi Castro designer was ELECTED QUEEN OF TENERIFE CARNIVAL 2022. Daniel Pagés design followed very close to be a winner costume: our students were divided between the two designers so we had some of them crying with happines and we had some others crying with sadness... really difficult for us TJT team as well because we love them both, honestly.
Emotions, crying, fun, learning, so many things happening in one night: this is the magic of non formal education.
Do you know about the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility courses?
This is one of our most unique programmes. This training course combines learning Spanish with practical activities and visits with local institutions and professionals through the most interesting and unique sites of Tenerife related to our cultural tradition of Carnival. Tenerife Carnival is one of the most ancient carnivals in all Europe, and this course will provide you the opportunity to live it from the inside.
We have worked since 2010 with Tenerife Carnival Official Designers Association receiving adult students during the previous months of one of the world most famous carnivals in the world after Rio de Janeiro. The experience of learning how to create costumes around five meters high with spectacular designs is an unforgettable experience.
Example of the Course agenda:
Day 1 and 2: 13th and 14th February: timing 9am to 13pm. Spanish Lessons
Day 3: 15th February Wednesday: afternoon/evening activity Election of the Queen of Tenerife Carnival 2023, previous gala back stage exclusive access and VIP seats to The Gala event starting at 9pm.
Day 4: 16th February Thursday: starting from 10am. Visit to ateliers or rehearsal carnival groups/ canarian costumes.
Day 5: 17th February Friday: Visit to the City Carnival Museum in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and visit to the local food & art market “Nuestra Señora de África”. Afternoon/evening activity. Carnival Main Apoteosic Opening Carnival Parade and end of programme.
Let me show here some of the best pìctures of this amazing time and please check the web page of Tenerife Carnival: