Curupira Company

Association law 1901 founded in September 2017, the Cie Curupira was created by Solange Lima. Its motivation is to encourage the dissemination of the arts and to foster the diversity of artistic practices.
The company is developing a language associating the circus in airspace, object puppetry as well as choreographic and musical forms.

President: Mrs. Wyndaele Armelle
Treasurer: Monsieur Goacolou David

THE CURUPIRA MYTH

The folklore of Curupira was probably the first to be documented in Brazil by the priest José de Anchieta in 1560. Long before the arrival of the colonizers, the natives told stories about the fantastic being who lived in the forest and protected from all evil.
The name Curupira means "child's body" in the Tupi-Guarani language. Although there are some regional variations on its description, its most popular version is the shape of a boy with flame-colored hair and feet turned upside down.

In addition, several powers are attributed to him, among which: illusions and enchantments, super speed, transmutation and great strength. There is only one consensus: the Curupira is the guardian of fauna and flora. Curupira is a just and courageous entity.

It does not tolerate those who threaten to harm the environment, but it helps those who are lost or in need. Like all children, he loves gifts and harmless harm. His most powerful weapon against hunters, loggers and other villains is his cunning.

Full of tricks, he misleads the criminals by making them get lost in the woods. His feet back, for example, have the effect of baffling hunters who may try to follow in his footsteps. He also uses whistles and imitates the sounds of nature and the human voice to confuse his targets.

His most severe punishment would be to turn the predator into prey, for example, making an evil hunter become a defenseless wooden creature.

We can summarize the legend of Curupira as a myth of the protection of nature. He is a supernatural force that defends plants and animals against harmful hunting, fishing and the extraction of resources made by men. It is an unforgettable brand in Brazilian culture, particularly useful for improving environmental awareness on children and adults.