Workshop – HIP
© João Peixoto
From the research work for the solo HIP. A Pussy Point of View, Piny proposes a workshop whose idea is to deal with freedom or trauma through pelvic movements, learn about different dance styles and their origins and create greater attention about the relationship between culture and dance, ritual and performance, old and modern.
The hip as a weapon, as a center of reflection.
Piny was born in Lisbon to Angolan parents. She started Middle Eastern Dance classes in 1999 and in 2003 her love for dance began to further grow into the Hip Hop culture which made her form the female crew Butterliesoulfow. She completed her Architecture degree in 2007. In 2012 she graduated in Dance and formed the Orchidaceae Urban Fusion Company where she seeks a common space for Hip Hop, Breakdance, House, Waacking, Popping, Vogue, Contemporary Dance and Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. Piny presented her first creation “Corpo(i)Lógico” at the Emerging Creators Festival in 2011. She choreographed Vhils' “Peripheral” piece for the BoCA Biennial (2017) and the piece “Sacred Geometry - a meditative State” (2018). ). As an interpreter she worked with Kwenda Lima, Filipa Francisco, Tiago Guedes, Victor Hugo Pontes, Ricardo Ambrózio, Tânia Carvalho, Cristina Planas Leitão and Marco da Silva Ferreira. Part of her career unfolds internationally at events such as Urban Dance and Fusion Belly Dance as creator, dancer and teacher.