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 Westfalen German Folk Dance Group: 20 years preserving traditions

June 2018

”Keep German culture alive through dance, honoring the legacy of the ancestors
and preserving the traditions for future generations”

          It was with these objectives that twenty years ago the former Mr. Afonso Dresch, Mayor of Treze Tílias, Brazil, idealized the creation of the "Westfalen German Folk Dance Group". This action took place after the Feast of Nations held in 1998 which also brought to the history of the city, as well as the Austrian ethnic group, the representation of the German and Italian ethnicities as part of the colonization. Due to her experience as a dance teacher, on June 7th Ágatha Cristina Speck Portilla was invited to coordinate the group, and even during the celebrations of October of that year Westfalen debuted at SOCAP - Sociedade Cultural Artística Papuan. This presentation was highlighted in the article "October Festivals - Ten thousand people celebrate the Tirolerfest", by Adilson Rodycz, for A Notícia newspaper in October 1998: “Westfalen group made its debut and promises to further strengthen the movement Cultural Heritage in Treze Tílias”. After two decades Ágatha continues in the coordination of the group, and like her remain from the beginning: Patrícia Hartmann, Rafael Hensel, Thiago Carlos Speck and Vanderlei Seibel. The group is a non-profit association and currently has 21 members. Read more »

 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-001
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-002
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-003
 Title: Dance Grosses Triolet
 Description: This dance shows one of the characteristics of the German folklore that is the Triolet: a boy dancing with two girls. It has a very rich choreography, and is performed in Mazurca. Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-004
 Title: Travels
 Description: Corcovado in 2007.
 Local: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-005
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-006
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-007
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2012.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 14/10/2012
Nº 015-008
 Title: Presentation during Glückfest 2017
 Description: In Villa Ballester, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Buenos Aires, Argentina
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-009
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2012.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 14/10/2012
Nº 015-010
 Title: Dance Webertanz - Weaver`s Dance (in English)
 Description: Dance rehearsal for the 20th anniversary of Westfalen Group.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 29/04/2018
Nº 015-011
 Title: Dance Webertanz - Weaver`s Dance (in English)
 Description: Germans have several dances depicting professions. This is a dance for six couples that is part of the dances of professions and represents the weaver`s profession. Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2016
Nº 015-011
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2015.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 11/10/2015
Nº 015-012
 Title: Family moments
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2010. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2010
Nº 015-013
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-014
 Title: Cultural activities
 Description: From left to right: Photo 1 - Historic Parade of Tirolerfest in Treze Tílias, Brazil, in 2014; Photo 2 - Concordia Tanzbonen in Curitiba, Brazil, in 2017; Photo 3 - Conquest of the 1st place in the South Brazilian Festival of Folk Dances in Joaçaba, Brazil, in 2007; and Photo 4 - Tirolerfest in Treze Tílias, Brazil, in 2004. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local:
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-015
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-016
 Title: Dance Rheinländer aus Hanauerland
 Description: It`s a very lively polka from the Rhineland, region located in the west of Germany, and requires a lot of resistance from the dancers. Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-017
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-018
 Title: The Westfalen dance
 Description: Year 2013. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local:
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1022
 Title: Confraternizations
 Description: Left: Medonho party in 2003. Right: Film Festival in 2006.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1020
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-703
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-707
 Title: Interstate travel
 Description: Original photo of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1004
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-308
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-704
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2014.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 12/10/2014
Nº 015-406
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest 2017. Photos: Gonzalo Humeres Flores
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-700
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-705
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-604
 Title: Dance Fröhlicherkreis
 Description: It`s a dance with participation of the children of Westfalen Group members, who are also part of the group. They demonstrate through their children the great goal of Westfalen: keep its history, rescue the memory of ancestors and preserve German culture. Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-2081
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-603
 Title: First years of Westfalen Group
 Description: Andreas Thaler square. Original photo of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1025
 Title: Dance Kruz Konig
 Description: Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2016
Nº 015-2111
 Title: Westfalen Kids Party
 Description: Various characters from series, movies and drawings! In 2012 at the Bowling Restaurant and Pizzeria Treze Tílias. Original photo of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1026
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-605
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2015.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 11/10/2015
Nº 015-502
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 11/10/2015
Nº 015-505
 Title: Travels
 Description: Youth Hostel in Nova Petrópolis, Brazil, in 2005. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local:
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1017
 Title: Celebrating 15 years since the foundation of the group
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013. Original photo of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-1023
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2014.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 12/10/2014
Nº 015-401
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-306
 Title: Dancing on the beach sand
 Description: Copacabana beach in 2007.
 Local: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1015
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2015.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 11/10/2015
Nº 015-504
 Title: Dance Knopfloch - Buttonhole (in English)
 Description: This dance shows one of the characteristics of the German folklore that is to represent situations of the daily, demonstrating through its choreography the act of buttoning. Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 12/10/2017
Nº 015-2031
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-613
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2014.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 12/10/2014
Nº 015-403
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-311
 Title: Travels
 Description: Left: Osterparade in Joaçaba, Brazil, in 2014. Center: "Ópera de Arame" in Curitiba, Brazil, in 2017. Right: Tanguá Park in Curitiba, Brazil, in 2017. Original photos from the Westfalen Group collection.
 Local:
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1012
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-303
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-301
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-305
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-612
 Title: Dance Kruz Konig
 Description: Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2016
Nº 015-2111
 Title: Dance Schlitzenpolka
 Description: It is a characteristic dance of neofolclore: the new German folklore. It is a very lively polka which originates from the dance and parties of the Munich Oktoberfest. Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 12/10/2017
Nº 015-2051
 Title: Dance Ringeltanz
 Description: Ringeltanz it`s a "Court Dance". Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-2021
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2014.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 12/10/2014
Nº 015-402
 Title: Dance Berlinerpolka
 Description: Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2016
Nº 015-2131
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2015.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 11/10/2015
Nº 015-510
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2014.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 12/10/2014
Nº 015-404
 Title: Carnival
 Description: Performance at Unidos do Herval Samba School in 2008, with choreography by Ágatha Cristina Speck. Photos: left by De Marco Renault and right of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Joaçaba, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1006
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-615
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-307
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-706
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-708
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-614
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-709
 Title: Cultural event
 Description: Opening of Tirolerfest of 2014.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1013
 Title: Travel to Uruguay in 2009
 Description: Original photo of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Rivera, Uruguay
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1005
 Title: Travels
 Description: Travel to Penedo in 2007.
 Local: Penedo, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1019
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-608
 Title: Homage of the Legislative Assembly of Santa Catarina
 Description: Homage received in 2017 for the preservation of culture. Original photo of Westfalen Group.
 Local: Florianópolis, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1009
 Title: Glückfest 2017
 Description: In Villa Ballester, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Original photo of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Buenos Aires, Argentina
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1024
 Title: Dance Pommersche Krakoviak
 Description: Folk dance in Krakow, Poland, was assimilated by Germans of the region and is characterized by the dexterity of the dancers in the execution of figures. Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 12/10/2017
Nº 015-2091
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2012.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 14/10/2012
Nº 015-203
 Title: Cultural events
 Description: Cultural nights of 2012, 2013 and 2014 held at Sociedade Cultural Artistica Papuan. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1014
 Title: Dance and integration
 Description: Receiving the visit of the Argentine dance group "Alle Jung Tanzgruppe" of Villa Ballester, province of Buenos Aires, during the festivities of Tirolerfest of 2017 at Exhibition Park Johan Otto Küng.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-2101
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 11/10/2015
Nº 015-507
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-701
 Title: Celebrations
 Description: Original photo of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local:
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1027
 Title: Birthdays of the Westfalen Group
 Description: Celebration of 8, 14 and 16 years: years of 2006, 2012 and 2014 respectively. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1008
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2014.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 12/10/2014
Nº 015-407
 Title: The children: new generation during traditional festivities
 Description: Left: Tirolerfest Historical Parade of 2009. Center: Expotílias of 2013. Right: Tirolerfest Historical Parade of 2012. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1003
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2015.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 11/10/2015
Nº 015-508
 Title: Parties and celebrations
 Description: Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1028
 Title: Dance Brütanz
 Description: Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2016
Nº 015-2121
 Title: Travels
 Description: Left: Santana do Livramento, Brazil, 2009. Centre: Curitiba, Brazil, in 2017. Right: Youth House in Gramado, Brazil, in 2012. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local:
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1011
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-310
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2015.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 11/10/2015
Nº 015-501
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2015.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 11/10/2015
Nº 015-503
 Title: Dance Schwäbische Tanzfolge
 Description: Dance rehearsal for the 20th anniversary of Westfalen Group.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 29/04/2018
Nº 015-2141
 Title: Cultural event
 Description: Historic Parade of Tirolerfest of 2010. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2010
Nº 015-1021
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-607
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-616
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2013.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 13/10/2013
Nº 015-304
 Title: Travels
 Description: Left: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2007. Centre: Ruins of São Miguel Arcanjo Archaeological site in the city of São Miguel das Missões, Brazil, in 2009. Right: Uruguai river in Itapiranga, Brazil, in 2006. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local:
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1010
 Title: Travels
 Description: Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local:
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1029
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2015.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 11/10/2015
Nº 015-506
 Title: International travels
 Description: Left: in Rivera/Uruguay, in 2009. Right: Colonia Tirol/Paraguay in 2004. Original photos of Westfalen Group collection.
 Local:
 Date of Registration:
Nº 015-1002
 Title: Historic Parade
 Description: Tirolerfest of 2016.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 16/10/2016
Nº 015-601
 Title: Dance Schächer
 Description: Presentation at the Johan Otto Küng Exhibition Park during the festivities of the Tirolerfest 2017.
 Local: Treze Tílias, Brazil
 Date of Registration: 15/10/2017
Nº 015-2011


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