Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE).- The International Body Makeup Contest of the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has crowned its human canvas this Tuesday, in a title that stays in the city with Jaime Santana Medina and his fantasy ” Take me to ecstasy.”
In their monochrome bet, the creation of Yurena del Cano Ramírez, Aythami Vega Trujillo and Francesca Cavicchio sculpted the model on the tables of the Santa Catalina Park, who with her painted skin left behind her crown to become an angel several meters above the ground. .
He dominated the park with a staging that was a waste of rhythm and ballet steps, uniting on stage inspired by the mythical Studio 54 New York nightclub the most transgressive and classical dance in three minutes that earned him to take the public to the ecstasy.
It ended up on its bell tower, flying over the stage and winning the jury’s decision, in a high-impact finale for the Gran Canaria carnival.
His makeup artists have given the model part of the credit since, as they have stated, the design “came from him, which served as inspiration” because they decided to “take a risk with black and white” to “break the mold” demonstrating the love they put into makeup in two tones that flee from the norm.
Born from the depths of the seas, Samantha Dona won second prize at the Body Makeup Gala with her fantasy “Atlantide”, a design by Silvia Vitali.
The queen of the seas came out of the depths with her body 100% painted and with a dance team that catapulted her to second place in the gala.
Walking steady and on the water, the proposal inspired by the sea had dance, lights, and award-winning makeup, which, as its makeup artists have explained, has been “a tribute to this wonderful island that welcomes us” bathed by the Atlantic “and for this energy that defines carnival.”
From drag to canvas
Borja Casillas Toledo got off tonight from the platforms of Drag Sethlas (twice winner of the Drag Queen Gala), but not from the stage of Santa Catalina Park, where he once again received an award with third place in the Body Makeup of the Carnival of Las Palms of Gran Canaria.
Borja Casillas is back and he couldn’t get there anyway, with a make-up by Josep López, Víctor Aragón and Grace Castillejo entitled “Los ángeles tambien pecan”.
Its premiere at the body makeup gala has been in the form of a fallen angel, wrapped in feathers and glitter and with an army of celestial beings who traveled in three minutes from good to evil, between art and talent, with dance, rhythm and a show that moved between heaven and hell where it did not get rid of its drag essence to go one step further and dare as a human canvas.
Its make-up artists, from Barcelona and Valencia, have confessed to being very happy with their award, which they have thanked “the wonderful dancers and the model” who with this design have wanted to transmit “the duality that we all have, because nobody is neither that good nor so bad”, in a “fantastic show”.
The Gala of Corporal Makeup of the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has once again demonstrated the progress of this event in the carnivals of the city, which has been firmly positioned for several editions in a perfect formula of painting, costume, carnival and art.
The fifteen participants of this edition have valued the craftsmanship of more than eight hours of brush and sponge on the tables of a Santa Catalina Park in a full house where the skin becomes the canvas on which to express art and creativity.
The staging has been one more year a step forward for this gala, which has had a parade of artists to tirelessly liven up a night of Shrove Tuesday full of rhythm.
The work began at 1:00 p.m., to give shape and design to one of the most laborious galas of the Las Palmas Carnival, which opened the doors of the Studio 54 nightclub that inspires this edition with Danza Las Palmas, first prize for adult costumes from groups, who have asserted their title with a whole parade of talent on stage.
On a trip to New York, almost fifty members and dancers have awakened the gala with all the icons of the city that never sleeps.
The Body Makeup gala put on their best clothes in its most international edition, with a dozen nationalities among the models and makeup professionals.
Thousands of mascaritas traveled to Latin America with the invited Comparsa Lianceiros, who filled the night of carnival with Latin dance with an entrance that lit up a full Santa Catalina Park and wanted to dance with a tornado of feathers and sequins.
The always complicated deliberation of the jury and the breaks have danced with Kilian Viera, Playa Coco, Neo Pinto and even the unexpected and modern violin of José Luis Montesdeoca, in addition to the dance steps of the Jeanett Dorta School, and the hurricane of energy of the third prize for adult group costumes, the Chiara’s Girls.
The Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria does not rest, and summons carnival-goers this Friday to receive its Queen, for a weekend without brake in the Santa Catalina Park, epicenter of the party and the Music Park.EFE