STF 2024: Piny ".G RITO"

Tuesday 1. October at 20:00 - 21:00

Von Krahl • Telliskivi 60a/9, 10412 Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia

Piny ".G RITO" is part of the STF 2024: Sõltumatu Tantsu Festival (26.09 - 5.10.2024). Get your festival information and passes [HERE] (

Our ancestry is future and present, and we are many bodies in dense, intense, erotic, fraternal relationships. There is an annulment of linear time, of concrete space, and this cry takes place in a misaligned but precise narrative, with the geographies of our past and future histories. They are our great-grandmothers, grandmothers, mothers and ourselves, daughters of a story that has to be rewritten, because whoever told it didn’t have the truth, only the power. These bodies are politicians, they celebrate, desire, rebel, love, protest. They are working bodies, violent bodies, poetic bodies, pleasure bodies. Bodies that are not conformed and formatted. This is such an ancient time that we still haven’t found it ahead.

PINY is currently one of the most influential dance artists in the field of contemporary dance in Portugal. Her work is strongly influenced by club culture and street, African and oriental dances, and is based on rituals that Piny curates in her own way. She is known for her provocative approach to decolonization of the female body, eroticism, desire, pleasure and pain.

Born in Lisbon to Angolan parents, she holds degrees in Architecture and Dance. In 2012, she formed the Orchidaceae collective, bringing together street dance, clubbing, contemporary dance and fusion belly dance. She has worked with Filipa Francisco, Tiago Guedes, Victor Hugo Pontes, Ricardo Ambrózio, Tânia Carvalho, Cristina Planas Leitão, and Marco da Silva Ferreira. Recent choreography and creation highlights include Periférico by Vhils for the BoCA Bienal, HIP. a pussy point of view (2019) and G. Rito (2013).

Concept, choreography and artistic direction: Piny
Interpretation and co-creation of movement: Adrielle ‘Nala’, Aina Lanas, Catarina Ribeiro, Leo, Lúcia Afonso, Piny, Carincur, Carolina Caramelo (Julianne Casabalis, Maria Antunes, Monaxi and Vânia Doutel Vaz in Residencies)
Sound design, voice and live act: Carincur
Light design: Carolina Caramelo
Costumes: Louise L’Amour & Veronique Divine, Piny
Co-production: Teatro Municipal do Porto / DDD – Festival Dias da Dança, Centro Cultural de Belém
Duration: 60 min

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