February 23-25, 2018

Piny Orchidaceae

Piny started dancing Belly Dance and Salsa in 2000 and after two years discovered Hip Hop culture and felt totally in love. For some years she immersed into Hip Hop and left in pause the first dance styles she tried. In 2006 she created a female Hip Hop Crew called ButterflieSoulflow, where they developed their work in dance (Breakdance, Hip Hop, House Dance, Popping and Waacking), graffity and djing. During these years she finished her degree in Architecture and a post graduation in Scenography. She felt in love with Tribal Fusion Belly Dance in 2005 and started developing her style and fusion since then. In 2009 she was invited to Jukebox Project, a professional Hip Hop Dance Company based in Lisbon. In 2012 she finished her degree in Contemporary Dance in Lisbon. That same year she founded the dance company Orchidaceae Urban Tribal, where they research about the integration of different dance styles in one vocabulary. In the last 5 years she has worked with different choreographers (contemporary dance) as Filipa Francisco, Marco Ferreira, Kwenda Lima, Tiago Guedes, Ricardo Ambrózio, Victor Hugo Pontes, Tânia Carvalho and Raquel Castro. As a Contemporary Dance choreographer she saw her first piece “(I)logical Body” chosen to be presented in an emergent choreographers festival in 2011, and she created solos for diferent festivals. She has been teaching since 2007 regular classes in Lisbon, and in national and international events in the different styles that she researches (Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, Urban Fusion, Contemporary dance, Hip Hop, Waacking, House and Breakdance). In 2014 she started traveling to perform and teach at International Tribal Fusion Festivals as a soloist or with her company Orchidaceae Urban Tribal (Spain, France, Italy, Finland, England, India, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Estonia, Slovakia, U.S.A).