It seems we go for year 5.


APPLICATIONS - until 31st January 2019

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

This is a very important project for us. 
ODI is about the work Orchidaceae Urban Tribal develops in Urban Fusion Belly Dance.

ODI First Love - We will introduce our work and share our research on history and foundations of Hip Hop, Waacking, Breakdance, Popping, House Dance, Vogue, Floorwork, Contemporary Dance, Capoeira and Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. It’s an introductory week. After this training we will start working in the concept of fusion, integrating all these dance styles together.
As part of the training, a full pass to attend the regular classes at Jazzy Dance Studios will be given to every student. The dance school has a very wide range of classes and levels. The weekend will be about research, going into the company work, integrating the students in our creative and research process, sharing and practice, making them part of the group, receiving and giving feedbacks. 
We have a movie and discussion night, to talk about history and debate a little bit about different subjects.
On the last day we will organize “My Own Style Jam”, a battle that is about sharing and growing, open to all dancers that want to participate, inside and out of the program, where the freestyle/improvisation is challenged in different ways.

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 Love -  This is the name of the second week and is only for students that have done FIRST LOVE the year before, or that have already study with us in other situations that are consider similar to this training. It 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 for 4 months prior to the week, with a mentor chosen by them inside our company) and dancers (being choreographed in a group piece by a company dancer). We will deepen the training in the different dance styles in the morning (you will choose only two styles to study everyday) and work in the creation in the afternoon schedule. A final performance will take place in the last day (the audience is only the participants, the goal is to have a place to share the work and feedback each other). You will have to write a dossier about your solo that will be available for all the other dancers to read. This work is yours and we encourage everybody to keep performing it and even apply it to festivals



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


2019 || Teaching Plan

|| February 21st | Hamburg, Germany | Kenzi at Norte, dance! - Forró in Hamburg

|| February 23rd-24th | Landernaud, France | Sílvia & Lúcia at Urban Nomads

|| Março 24th | Berlin, Germany | Sílvia at La Caminada

|| April 4th-7th | Warsow, Poland | Kenzi at Tribal Hafla

|| April 8th-13th | Aveiro, Portugal | Piny & Leo at Estágio de Dança de Aveiro

|| April 21st | Torres Vedras, Portugal | Piny at 1000 Pieces Puzzle - International Dance Exchange

|| April 22nd-26th | Porto, Portugal | Piny, Lúcia & Leo at DDD - Festival de Dias da Dança

|| April 26th-28th | Lisbon, Portugal | Piny, Sílvia & Leo at TribaLx Festival

|| May 3rd & 4th | New Delhi, India | Kenzi at Banjara School of Dance

|| May 12th | Toulouse, France | Sílvia at Hip Hop Art

|| May 24th-26th | Roma, Italy | Sílvia at Roma Tribal Meeting

|| June 1st & 2nd | Berlin, Germany | Kenzi & Sílvia at Hafla Workshops by Silvia Orchidaceae

|| September 1st-7th | Lisbon | ODI Orchidaceae Dance Intensive - 1st Love

|| September 9th-15th | Lisbon | ODI Orchidaceae Dance Intensive - 2nd Love

|| October 25th-27th | Sofia, Bulgaria | Sílvia at Sofia Tribal Fest

|| November 2nd-4th | Moscow, Russia | Piny & Leo

|| December 6th-8th | Chile | Piny at Piny en Chile Intensivo


2019 || Performance Plan

|| February 15th | Oslo, Norway | Kenzi at Oslo Oriental Dance Festival: Competition

|| May 10th - 11th | Porto, Portugal | Piny at DDD - Festival de Dias da Dança