Silvia Orchidaceae ist eine Wahlberlinerin mit portugiesischen Wurzeln. Die gelernte Architektin kam 2007 mit dem orientalischen Tanz in Kontakt. Seitdem hat sie eine intensive und bewegende Reise hinter sich mit vielen Workshops, Trainings und Competitions. Ab 2010 unterrichtet sie selbst Oriental Dance und Tribal Fusion. Seit 2013 verbindet sie, als Mitglied der Orchidaceae Dance Company, traditionelle mit urbanen Tanzformen.
About Silvia Orchidacaea
Silvia discovered the world of Oriental Dance by chance in 2007, when she was looking for something to break her work routine as an architect. Since then, it has been an increasingly intense and profound journey marked by several stages. She began her dance training in Lisbon. In addition to national training, she participated in international workshops by Mahmoud Reda, Farida, Khaled Mahmoud, Yousry Sharif, Tito Seif, Mo Geddawi, Saida, Nour, Virginia, Jilina, Munich Neith, among others. In 2008, she joined Mahtab, a group of dancers focused on developing several styles and fusions related to Oriental Dance. Amongst other awards and distinctions, Mahtab won first prize at the International folklore competition of the Nile Group Festival in Cairo (2010).
Tribal Fusion Bellydance turned out to be her greatest passion. In this area, she had the privilege to learn from Rachel Brice, Ashley Lopez, and Samantha Emanuel among others. The connection to the dance went beyond Mahtab, and with the opening of Studio Mahtab (2010-2013), Silvia began teaching Oriental Dance and Tribal Fusion.
She is also one of the sponsors of TribaLX, the only international Tribal Fusion Festival in Portugal, going on it’s 6th edition, always with participants from all over the world.
2013 Silvia joined the Orchidaceae Urban Tribal group formed and lead by Piny Orchidaceae.
After winning the first place at the Tribal Fusion Competition of the Sommer Festival in Berlin she started in 2014 giving regular Tribal Fusion classes.
About Orchidaceae Urban Tribal Dance Company
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.