MYTHS from Paraná

RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION OF LEGENDS FROM THE COMMUNITIES OF FIRST MAY, LONDRINA AND GUARAQUEÇABA WITH DOZENS OF SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS, SCULPTURES, PHOTOS, VIDEOS, FANTASIES, PERFORMANCES AND CORDÉS

MYTHS from Paraná

RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION OF LEGENDS FROM THE COMMUNITIES OF FIRST MAY, LONDRINA AND GUARAQUEÇABA WITH DOZENS OF SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS, SCULPTURES, PHOTOS, VIDEOS, FANTASIES, PERFORMANCES AND CORDÉS

MAY 1 AND CAPIVARA DAM

In the municipality of Primeiro de Maio, in the north of the state of Paraná, several stories circulate among the older residents, who experienced the construction of the Capivara dam. Most of them relate to local customs and social life prior to the existence of the dam, built in the 1970s on the Paranapanema River. However, a local legend, related to the period of inauguration of the dam, about a church, draws attention. It is said that the company responsible for the concession of the work evicted the entire riverside population, as the area would be flooded. Residents were relocated to other regions of the city and still others moved away from there. There was a lot of sadness at the abandonment of a local church, important in the congregation of residents. Such was the lack felt by the church that, after the flooding of those lands, on certain nights, this population claimed to see it on the water.

FOREST OF THE GODOY – THE TRIBE OF THE FOREST


The Santa Helena farm, located in the municipality of Londrina, was owned by the Godoy family for decades and, in 1989, the family sold part of the farm, namely an original area of preserved forest, to the Paraná state government,
which turned it into an Ecological Park. There are doubts as to the real reason why the pioneers preserved such a large expanse of forest in those bygone times, when every tree was cut down to make way for coffee trees. an ancient
farm employee used to come to the center of Londrina and, between drinks in the city's bars, he said that the Godoy brothers had contact with Indians inside the forest, who told them that the forest would not be cut down, as an entity lived there. sacred, worshiped by the tribe. Such an entity would not be a being, but an indigenous dwelling. This house/entity
it is hardly seen, because according to the farm worker himself, it moves into the forest.

GUARAQUEÇABA – THE HOUSE THAT WALKED


Since 1545, the year when the Portuguese arrived in the territory named by the indigenous people as “Guaraqueçaba”, there was a history among the Carijó Indians that moved close to the beach during high tides. It was recorded by Austrian botanist Alfons Staden in his travel journals to the colonial territory of Brazil. No details of the story are clear, since, concerned with the catechization of the indigenous people, the Portuguese caused their culture to fall into ostracism and the story to become legend. The legend, however, regained strength among local residents and descendants of the ancient Carijó Indians in the mid-20th century when, on the occasion of the Widening of the Varadouro Channel, some riverside families had to leave their small wooden houses. They say that one of them, precisely the one that was closest to the water, would have moved away from the bank before the start of works on the canal. As a result, the house did not need to be demolished, however, no one ever lived there again. Currently, during the carnival period, it is customary for children in the city to make masks to play scare, and many of these masks illustrate the house where they walked.

Performances in wetlands

Registration of leftovers inserted by region

Support from the Fandanguara folk group

Testimonials from former residents.
Performances and interference with sculptures in native forest remnants.

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CHICO SANTOS PARANAIAN MYTHS

RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION IN VIDEO ART

PROJECT: 671

SPONSORSHIP:

COPEL - COMPANHIA PARANAENSE DE ENERGIA

FOSTERING AND ENCOURAGING THE CULTURE OF PARANÁ- PROFICE

Text:

Wesley Stutz

AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCER

WHISTLE PRODUCER

CULTURAL PRODUCER

CULTURAL SAUI

ARTISTIC ASSISTANCE

SUELLEN ESTANISLAU

PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR

MARCOS ASSI

SOUND ARTIST

MARCELO ARMANI

PERFORMANCE

LUCAS MANFRE, NATHALIA BATTI, GABRIEL PALEARI, THAINARA PEREIRA, BRUNO GARCIA

FOLKLORICAL GROUP

FANDANGUARA

SOUND CAPTURE

BRUNO BERGAMO, MARCO ASSI

THANKS
"Tatinha" Oliveira, Seo Elísio, LELIANA CASAGRANDE LUIZ, MARCELA PIALARISSI, LEANDRO DIÉGUIZ, Kettle, Father Leocádio Zytkowski, João do Oto, Seo Antonio Gomes