The first edition of ODI Orchidaceae Dance Intensive will take place in Lisbon, 7th to 13th September.

This is a very important project for us. We are preparing a week of full immerse in our world, teaching the dance techniques that we work with, opening our internal Company rehearsals and offering a full pack of classes at Jazzy Dance Studios.

We will have a full week, 7 days of training, between technique / theory / improvisation in different dance styles. This training will be led by Orchidaceae members, one or two teachers for each style approached.  In the end of each 6 hour day classes, there will be the opportunity of attend the regular classes at Jazzy Dance Studios. These classes will be selected with each one of the students, respecting their focus, curiosity and objectives, setting a personal training for each one. We will open our company work (during the weekend), making the participants part of our method of creating, sharing and practice, making them part of the group, receiving and giving inputs.

In the end of the weekend we will integrate the battle/jam “My Own Style” (as participants or audience, free choice), where different dancers, from different backgrounds are part of several musics and freestyle challenges, sharing their own dance research and style.


WEEK 7 to 11 September
Monday to Friday | 10 am to 1 pm and 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Classes: Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, Urban Fusion Belly Dance, Hip Hop, Popping, Waacking, Floorwork, Contemporary Dance, House Dance, Capoeira

Monday to Friday | 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Free Pass Jazzy Dance Studios
Classes: Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, Bellydance, Hip Hop, Popping, Waacking, Contemporary Fusion, Contemporary Dance, Breakdance, House Dance, Krump, Dancehall, Kuduro, Salsa, Kizomba, Ballroom Dance, Bachata, Tango, Sevilhanas, Flamenco, Stretching, more… (the classes will be chosen with each student regarding their personal goals)

Orchidaceae Urban Tribal rehearsals
Saturday | 10 am to 1 pm and 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Sunday | 10 am to 1 pm and “My Own Style Jam” (afternoon)


Orchidaceae Urban Tribal is a dance company where Tribal Fusion Belly Dance meets Hip Hop inspired by Popping, Waacking, Vogue and Contemporary Dance. We try to melt the barriers of language, fusing our skills and knowledge through our different dance backgrounds. We are a collective of female dancers, artists, life lovers that work and think about the urban context and constantly seek the connection between several artistic strands. The definition of our work drinks of miscegenation of influences and crossroads of cultures.

Our first dance project was called ButterflieSoulFlow, a female Hip Hop dance crew specialized in Breakdance, New Style and House Dance created in 2006. We kept dancing and researching, working mostly between the urban movement and contemporary dance in personal projects or with other groups and dance companies.


In 2012, after seven years of individual work in Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, Piny decided to get together with some other crazy dance lovers and create Orchidaceae, a Tribal Fusion Belly Dance troupe.

We merge the traditional and modern, old and new, natural and built. We have the same passion for the stage as for informal presentation spaces such as streets, warehouses, factories and we move comfortably in both. We adapt to different realities with enthusiasm. We are natural freestylers.

Orchidaceae Urban Tribal was born from these two collectives (the Hip Hop crew "ButterflieSoulFlow" (founded in 2006) and the Orchidaceae Tribal Fusion (founded in 2012)), fruit of the desire to create within an urban vocabulary and fusing different styles that apparently do not cross.

Our family moves around the urban styles (Breakdance, House, Hip Hop, Capoeira, Waacking, Vogue and Tap), a more industrial and urban version of belly dance (Tribal Fusion Belly Dance) and Contemporary Dance.

We love to break stereotypes and be able to affirm our feminine side in several ways, never the same, just doing what we feel like to.

Moved by art our main expression is dance. We move with music and for the music.


Piny is a dreamer, an art lover, a passionate and intense performer and a dedicated teacher with a special taste for challenges and breaking boundaries. Born in Lisbon she is a non-conventional performer always looking for new approaches and new understandings of movement. At 17 she finished a 3 years course in Drawing, followed by a year of Graphic Design, while she was finishing her BA in Architecture. Later she finished a post-graduation in Scenography and completed a BA in Contemporary Dance and Creation, while working as an Architect. During all this, she kept dancing. She did her first Bellydance class in 2000 but felt deeply in love with Hip Hop in 2003. In 2006, to express her love for breakdance, graffiti and vinyl records, she founded with her friends a female Hip Hop crew called ButterflieSoulflow. In 2009 she integrated the all styles Hip Hop crew Jukebox Project, where they develop work around Popping, Locking, New Style and Breakdance. With her crews she battles and performs. The passionate and relentless search for new approaches and new vocabularies, led her to travel on a national and international level to learn, listen and understand the different styles. Her main areas of work are Breakdance, House Dance, Lofting, Waacking, Contemporary Dance and Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, always as a research lifetime project. As a Contemporary dancer she has choreographed solo and group pieces shown in different national festivals, and has been working as a dancer for several choreographers. In 2012 she founded Orchidaceae Urban Tribal where the Hip Hop background meets Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. It’s a dream project just starting to grow.

[Piny's YouTube page]


Piny [artistic director] Leo Kenzi Cookie Blue Moony Silvia Mary

Regular Classes

- Monday
18h30-19h30 | House 0 | LEO | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link]
19h30-20h30 | House II | LEO | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link]

- Tuesday
18h30-19h30 | Floorwork I | PINY | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link]
19h30-20h30 | Tribal Fusion Belly Dance I | PINY | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link]
20h30-21h30 | Waacking | PINY | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link]
21h30-22h30 | House III | LEO | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link]

- Wednesday
19h30-20h30 | Hip Hop I | LEO | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link]
19h30-20h30 | House 0 | MARIA | Jazzy Dance Studios-Saldanha [link]
20h30-21h30 | House I | LEO | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link]
20h30-21h30 | Hip Hop 0 | MARIA | Jazzy Dance Studios-Saldanha [link]

- Thursday
18h30-19h30 | Floorwork II | PINY | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link]
20h30-21h30 | Urban Fusion | PINY | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link]
21h30-22h30 | Tribal Fusion Belly Dance II | PINY | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link]

- Friday
19h30-20h30 | House | MARIA | Jazzy Dance Studios-Saldanha [link]

- Saturday
12h30-13h30 | Hip Hop | MARIA | Jazzy Dance Studios-Saldanha [link]


5 - 18 September | ODI Orchidaceae Dance Intensive, Lisbon | Orchidaceae

31 Aug - 4 September | Gates to Fusion, Paris | Piny

14, 15, 16 August | Boom Festival, Idanha-a-Nova | Orchidaceae

1-7 August | Andanças, Castelo de Vide | Orchidaceae

8, 9, 10 July | Tribal Beads, Bratislava | Piny & Leo

17, 18, 19 June | Tribal Voodoo, Liege | Piny & Leo

10, 11, 12 June | Tribal Festival Hanover, Hanover | Piny

27, 28, 29 May | Roma Tribal Weekend, Rome | Kenzi

11-13 March 2016 | Lisbon TribaLx | Orchidaceae Performance

Past events

6, 7, 8 May | Tribal Hafla, Warsaw | Piny; 22, 23, 24 April | Orchidaceae weekend, Berlin | Orchidaceae; 15, 16, 17 April | Tribal Eclipse, Stockholm; 8, 9, 10 April | Infusion Tallin, Tallin | Piny; 1, 2, 3 April | Ethnik Season, Toulouse | Piny; 11-13 March 2016 | Lisbon TribaLx | Orchidaceae Performance; 22-24 January 2016 | Paris Bellyfusions | Orchidaceae Performance; 4-6 December 2015 | Barcelona The Tribal Experience (Piny, Leo, Kenzi, many others) | Orchidaceae Performance; 20-22 November 2015 | Rome Tribal Trip (Piny, Leo, Violet Scrap, Illan Rviere) | Orchidaceae Performance; 14-15 November 2015 | Rotterdam Shimmy Shake (Piny, Leo, to be announced) 30 October - 1 November 2015 | Wolverhampton Infusion Imporium (Piny, Heather Stants, Kari Unmata, Yahna); 23-25 October 2015 | Padova Umbra vol. 3 (Leo, Doriana Rossi); 16-18 October 2015 | Brest Voyageurs Imobilles (Piny, Leo, Violet Scrap, Caroline Faou, Rozenn Dubreuil, Emile); 25-27 September 2015 | Turku Tribal Together (Piny, Sabriye Tekbilek); 7-13 September 2015 | Lisbon ODI Orchidaceae Dance Intensive; 3-6 September 2015 | Paris Gates to Fusion (Piny, Anasma, Linda Faoro, Tjarda); 3-9 August 2015 | Castelo de Vide Festival Andanças | Orchidaceae Performance; 19 July 2015 | Lisbon Jazzy Dance Studios - Darkirkos | Orchidaceae Performance 22nd a 25th May | Brighton Tribal Remix ; 16 May | Lisbon Belem Art Fest; 9-10 May | Berlin Berlin Weekend ; 13-15 Mar | Lisbon TribaLX ; Feb | New Dehli Raqs Experiment ; 29-31 Jan | Madrid Shams Festival ; 16-18 Jan | Paris Festival BellyFusions ;


TribaLx 2013
Variety Madness Show
Cinema Delirium
Bellyfusions 2014
Videoshoot "O" by Dancetellers
TribaLx 2014
Tribal Art 2014 | Barcelona
Shimmy Shake Festival
Infusion Emporium
The Tribal Experience 2014
Raqs Experiment | Orchidaceae & Banjara | New Delhi