Performance of the Comparsa “The Angels of the Guard”

The comparsa of the Carapapa brothers fill the Theater-Cinema Paz

At 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 and at Theater-Cinema Paz of Miguelturra, the performance of the Comparsa “The Angels of the Guard” by the Carapapa brothers began, in an event organized by the Peña los Cansaliebres of the town.

Practically filled the capacity of the theater to witness the performance of one of the semi-final comparsas in the COAC 2018.

Throughout his performance, the troupe has managed to lift the audience from their seats, receiving the ovation of it on numerous occasions, but especially with the interpretation of the pasodoble dedicated to Xabi, the three-year-old boy who died a victim of the cruel attack jihadist on the Ramblas in Barcelona.

At the end of the performance, the president of the Peña los Cansaliebres, Alberto Soria and the President of the Carnival Association of Miguelturra, Raúl Domínguez, gave the members of the comparsa a nice memory of the Miguelturra Carnival.

Among those attending the event, was the King of Carnival, Serafin Delgado and the Councilman of Celebrations, Diego Rodriguez.

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The Carnival of Miguelturra declared a National Tourist Interest Festival

On March 1, 1983 was declared of Regional Tourist Interest, as of February 20, 2018 it will be of National Tourist Interest

The long-awaited announcement, has taken place around 20:00 h. in the Plenary Hall of the Town Hall of Miguelturra, which was attended by the Mayor, Victoria Sobrino, Minister of Economy, Business and Employment, Patricia Franco, President of the Provincial Council, José Manuel Caballero, delegate of the Board in Ciudad Real, Carmen Teresa Olmedo, Provincial Director of Economy, Business and Employment, Agustín Espinosa, Provincial Director of Education, Francisco Navarro, Vice President of the Provincial Council, David Triguero, Councilman of Celebrations, Diego Rodríguez, Councilor for Culture, Fátima Mondéjar, Councilors of the City Council of Miguelturra, Aurora López and Miguel Angel García, King of Carnival, Serafín Delgado, President of the Carnival Association of Miguelturra, Raúl Domínguez, Masks of 2017, José Cañizares and Antonia Nieto, Masks of 2018, Orestes Corral and Mª del Carmen León.

Both Victoria Sobrino, Patricia Franco and José Manuel Caballero, have shown their great satisfaction at the time of making the announcement, the work of several years both from the City Council itself, as the Provincial Council and the Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha, has paid off with the long-awaited declaration of the Carnival of Miguelturra as a Festival of Regional Tourist Interest.

The Carnival of Miguelturra, is a different carnival, it is a popular and traditional carnival, that not even the prohibitions have prevented its celebration, a carnival whose main protagonist is the Street Mask and above all, a carnival whose history is lost in time, transmitted verbally from generation to generation.

The first documents that make reference to the Carnival of Miguelturra, they date from February 19 and 26 of 1898 and to which we have been able to have access thanks to the Center of Studies of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), these documents can be consulted from this web in the page dedicated to the History of the Carnival of Miguelturra.

From the City Council, Sobrino has indicated, will work on the adaptation, management and exploitation of the CERE and the Carnival Museum, a unique museum in Spain, making it a tourist attraction for the city and within the strategic plan of tourism of Campo de Calatrava. He also indicated that work will be done on the creation of an international association of carnival cities, whose charter will have Miguelturra as the founding place and the creation of the open shopping center of Miguelturra, as a link between the capital and the Campo de Calatrava.

José Manuel Caballero, also wanted to highlight the support for the party by the Provincial Council of Ciudad Real, with publicity campaigns at the national level, as has been done with other festivals of towns in the province also declared of national tourist interest and promote visits to the Carnival Museum from collectives and schools in the province.

To end the turn of interventions, Patricia Franco, has indicated that from the regional government Miguelturra Carnival will also have an ally for the promotion and expansion of the festival, thanking the Ministry of Tourism for the recognition of the Carnival of Miguelturra as a tourist interest national and encouraging everyone to work 365 days a year for the Carnival.

“IMPERIVM” of the Special Award Burleta

The Burleta of Campo de Criptana with his fantasy “IMPERIVM”, special prize of the XXXIX regional contest of Murgas, Comparsas and Floats.

A splendid evening with the participation of 34 groups of clubs and comparsas from different points of Castilla-La Mancha, mainly from the province of Ciudad Real.

The first prize of chariots went to the Axonsou Cultural Association from Herencia and its fantasy “The Last Kingdom of Zhongquo”, while the second prize went to Haruspices from Tomelloso with his circus fantasy “May the magic continue”.

The Peña Kapikua of Miguelturra won the first prize of comparsas with the theme “The Chronicles of Narnia”, in the category of murgas the first prize went to the Peña El Cencerro from Daimiel and his fantasy “Spring”.

XXXIX Awards regional competition of Murgas, Comparsas and Carrozas

Floats Category:

Special Prize 2,000 euros sponsored by the City Council of Miguelturra, “El Burleta” of Campo de Criptana, theme “Imperivm”

1st Prize 1,300 euros ponsored by the City Council of Miguelturra, “Axonsou” of Herencia, theme “The Last Kingdom of Zhongguo”

2nd Prize 1,000 euros sponsored by the Town Council of Miguelturra, “Harúspices” of Tomelloso, theme “May the magic continue”

3rd prize 800 euros sponsored by the City Council of Miguelturra, “Amas de Casa” of Pozuelo de Calatrava, theme “One night at the Opera”

4th Prize 500 euros sponsored by Cervezas Calatrava, “La Escacharrá” of Almagro, theme “Go to India”

Comparsas Category:

1st Prize 400 euros sponsored by Distribuciones Sacra, Peña “Kapikua” of Miguelturra, theme “The chronicles of Narnia”

2nd Prize 375 euros sponsored by Casa Pepe Restaurant, Peña “Los Rocheros” of Miguelturra, theme “Quijota”

3rd Prize 350 euros sponsored by ITV Miguelturra, “Los Remaches” of Moral de Calatrava, theme “Thriller”

4th Prize 300 euros sponsored by the City Council of Miguelturra, Peña “La Garrota” of Daimiel, theme “Vikings”

4th Prize 300 euros sponsored by Hermanos Fernández Mohino, CB and the City Council of Miguelturra, Peña “El Bufón” of Miguelturra, theme “Musketeers”

Murgas Category:

1st Prize 275 euros sponsored by Globalcaja, “El Cencerro” by Daimiel, theme “Spring”

2nd Prize 250 euros sponsored by CEPSA-Carrefour “La Estrella”, Peña “Arco Iris” of Fuente el Fresno, theme “Master Music”

3rd Prize 200 euros sponsored by the City Council of Miguelturra, School “Virgen del Socorro” of Argamasilla de Calatrava, theme “Tropical Birds”

3rd Prize 200 euros sponsored by Tejidos Julián, Peña “El Puntillo” of Miguelturra, theme “The Infinity Archers”

3rd Prize 200 euros sponsored by Aquilice and Mucho Más, Cultural Association “La Unión” of Porzuna, theme “Magic of the Amazon”

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Ready, Set, Go!! The Street Mask to the Race

VII Mask Race. “The Churriega”

The Street Mask takes the streets of Miguelturra on the second Saturday of Carnival. More than 400 participants in the mask race organized by the Association Runners from Miguelturra.

From 5:00 p.m. concentrated in the Plaza de la Constitución a large group of street masks, Major Masks of 2018 and other years, Peñas and different groups of costumes, to take the exit on a circuit of 2200 meters, whose end was in the vicinity of CERE, the most important part of this non-competitive race is having fun and being disguised. This race brings back old memories of those years in which the carnival was prohibited and where the races were not for fun, but to avoid arrest by the police and the civil guard, in addition to the corresponding fine. 

Once the race was over, the Palace of Carnival served as a stage for the Association of Widows of Our Lady of the Star, to distribute among the participants a delicious chocolate and some delicious pastries, recovering strength to participate in the Zumba Fitness Workshop taught by “Areté Fitness de Miguelturra” and in the Master Class of Twerking “Gerardo Just”, also raffled among the participants of the race, 3 monthly payments at the Areté Fitness Sports Center of Miguelturra valued at 175 euros and 2 pairs of shoes sponsored by Twinner.

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“La Victoria” first prize in Murgas and Chirigotas for the second consecutive year

La comparsa “La Victoria” with the theme “The journey of my life” is won with the first prize of the XXXVIII Murgas and Chirigotas Contest

Once the Carnival Museum Costumes competition was over, the Competition of Murgas and Chirigotas of the Carnival of Miguelturra 2018 began in its thirty-eighth edition.

The Victory of Puertollano comparsa through “The journey of my life”, staged the difficult situations of the African emigrant in getting a better future, for its part the comparsa Los Cansaliebres of Miguelturra and its “Apaja … y Let’s go “, they gave a tour with much humor to the municipal news, Los Flamencos del Barranco of Torralba de Calatrava and its theme” Sintron … ni son “, put on the stage the difficulties of retirees and their new responsibilities, El culo de la Manola of Daimiel and “Like my ass, none”, with a very daimileño theme in its 25th Anniversary, Pa mear y no echar gota of Alcázar de San Juan and his “Caprices of the sea” came to the scene dressed as sailors, while Los Fusionaos of Alcázar de San Juan, brought us the revels of San Isidro and their peculiar bridesmaids.

The situation in Cataluña was the theme with more allusion in the stanzas of the participating comparsas.

The jury composed by José Vicente Romero, composer and music teacher, Javier Vallejo, master in interpretation of bassoon, Rosa María Vallejo, senior professor of singing and Víctor López, senior guitar teacher, awarded the following prizes:

1st Prize 600 euros, La Victoria of Puertollano, theme “The journey of my life”

2nd prize 500 euros, Los Flamencos del Barranco of Torralba de Calatrava, theme “Sintron … ni son”

3rd Prize 400 euros, Pa mear y no echar gota of Alcázar de San Juan, theme “Caprices of the sea”

4th Prize 250 euros, Los Fusionaos of Alcázar de San Juan, theme “The Pillars of the Earth”

5th Prize 150 euros, El Culo de la Manola of Daimiel, theme “Like my ass, none”

The award ceremony was in charge of the Councilman of Celebrations, Diego Rodriguez, King of Carnival, Serafin Delgado, Raul Dominguez, President of the Carnival Association of Miguelturra, Orestes Corral and Mª del Carmen León, Major Masks 2018, José Cañizares and Antonia Nieto, Major Masks 2017. All the prizes have been sponsored by the City Council of Miguelturra.

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Kapikua triumphs in the Carnaval Museum Costumes Contest

Kapikua first prize in the man and woman costume, David Méndez first individual prize

The Palace of the Carnival is refilled to witness the XXXIII Contest Costumes Museum of Carnival. At 21:30 h., The local Peñas presented their costumes with which they will participate in the Piñata Sunday Parade. The winning costumes in the modality of men and women, will remain during the next five years in the Museum of Carnival ‘MOMO’, the winning costume in the individual modality, will do so for a year.

The prizes were the following:

Individual Costume

Prize 200 euros sponsored by Certrade Azulejos y Pavimentos, David Méndez Mendoza, theme “From Geisha to Warrior of the Zodiac”

Women’s Costume

Prize 400 euros sponsored by the City Council of Miguelturra, Peña Kapikua, theme “The Chronicles of Narnia” 

Men’s Costume

Prize 350 euros sponsored by the City Council of Miguelturra, Peña Kapikua, theme “The Chronicles of Narnia”

Once this contest was over and while the jury was deliberating, the prizes of the II Showcase Contest of the Carnival were given, this event has caused the local shops to show the festive and carnival atmosphere that Miguelturra breathes in these dates.

The event has been organized by the Small Commerce Association and the City Council of Miguelturra. The jury composed by Diego Rodríguez, Councilman of Celebrations of the City council of Miguelturra, Julián Arévalo and Raúl Domínguez, president of the Carnival Association of Miguelturra, granted the following prizes:

Best Composition and Design Award, gift voucher sponsored by Viajes Rodrigo and Rodrigo’s Inmobiliaria, for Óptica Lara.

Originality and Innovation Award,  gift voucher sponsored by Distribuciones Sacra, for Electrodomésticos Tere.

Special Audience Award, bgift voucher for a trip sponsored by the City Council of Miguelturra, for Mercería Blanco y Rosa.

All the winners received the corresponding diploma, mask of the carnival, 30 spots of publicity in Radio Miguelturra and an announcement of 8 by 11 in the BIM of the month of April.

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