It seems we go for year 4.


APPLICATIONS - 1st to 31st January 2018

info: odi.danceintensive@gmail.com | Fb: [link]

This is a very important project for us. 
2015 was the first edition of ODI and everything turned to be more than we could ever expect, so we risked the second and third adventure and now we will open our doors again for 2018.
ODI is about the work Orchidaceae Urban Tribal develops in Urban Fusion Belly Dance.

ODI First Love - We prepare 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 have a full week, 7 days of training, between technique / theory / improvisation in different dance styles. This training is led by Orchidaceae members, one or two teachers for each style approached. In the end of each 6 hour day classes, there´s the opportunity to attend the regular classes at Jazzy Dance Studios. These classes are selected with each one of the students, respecting their focus, curiosity and objectives, setting a personal training for each one. We 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 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.

The last day for FIRST LOVE will be the first day for SECOND LOVE. Both groups will share the experience of MY OWN STYLE JAM.

ODI Second LoveThis second week is about going deeper on the fusion research and it will be about creation, putting the participants in the role of choreographers (creating a solo piece) and dancers (being choreographed by an Orchidaceae member). We will deepen the training in the different dance styles in the morning and work in the creation in the afternoon schedule.



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.

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 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.

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] | Lisbon

19h30-20h30 | House II | LEO | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link] | Lisbon

- Tuesday
18h30-19h30 | Tribal Fusion Belly Dance I | MOONY | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link] | Lisbon

18h30-19h30 | House 0 | LEO | Jazzy Dance Studios-Saldanha [link] | Lisbon

19h30-21h | Contemporary Floorwork I | COOKIE | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link] | Lisbon

21h-22h30 | Contemporary I | MARIA | Jazzy Dance Studios-Saldanha [link] | Lisbon

21h30-22h30 | Tribal Fusion Belly Dance | MOONY | Jazzy Dance Studios-Saldanha | Lisbon

- Wednesday

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

19h30-20h30 | House I | LEO | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link] | Lisbon

21h-22H30 | Contemporary Floorwork II | COOKIE | Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link] | Lisbon

- Thursday
19h30-20h30 | Tribal Fusion Belly Dance 0 | MOONY| Jazzy Dance Studios-Santos [link] | Lisbon

- Friday

17h30-19h | Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Beginners | SILVIA | 1st Floor Studio [link] | Berlin

19h-20h | Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Intermediate [link] | SILVIA |1st Floor Studio [link] | Berlin


|| September 3rd-9th | Lisbon | ODI Orchidaceae Dance Intensive - 1st Love

|| September 9th-16th | Lisbon | ODI Orchidaceae Dance Intensive - 2nd Love

|| October 5th-7th | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Piny at OPA Fest

|| October 12th-14th | Salvador, Brazil | Piny at Tribal Spin 3

|| October 20th | Bergamo, Italy | Kenzi at Bergamo Fusion Festival

|| November 2nd-4th | Toulouse, France | Piny at Back to the Roots Festival

|| November 16th-18th | Poznan, Poland | Silvia at Tribal Vanguard 2018

|| November 17th-25th | Taipei, Taiwan | Piny & Leo at Fusion the World