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Abieié is a dance method founded by Irineu Nogueira. Abieié means 'rebirth' or 'regeneration' in the Yorùbá language. For more than 15 years Irineu has developed his own dance language worldwide. Now based in London, he experiments in a contemporary form, Brazilian dance styles with expressions of African rhythms.

Abieié Dance in London hosts weekly classes and monthly masterclasses. The community has been growing strong for eight years, and the collective hosted their first annual international event, Bambas Festival in May 2018.

Abieié Dance strives to provide London's diverse population with a unique and ever expanding access into Afro-Brazilian movement, music, and culture. By bringing world-renowned dancers, teachers, performers and performances to London to develop and inspire the movement community and general public, it's now time for the creative and cultural enrichment process to take place in the heart and soul of this work, providing participants with a completely new and dynamic retreat experience.


Irineu Nogueira

Veronica Leopoldino

Olissa Francisco

Priscila Wille

[About Irineu Nogueira]

Irineu Nogueira is a Brazilian artist who has been living in London for the last 8 years. He has been exploring paths to express his art of movement through experiences in dance, theatre, cinema, fashion and performance. Back in Brazil Irineu developed a respectful reputation in Samba and Afro-Brazilian dances which resulted in his own dance method named Abieié and in several masterclasses worldwide, which audience has included many celebrities and heads of state. Irineu used to dance and teach hiphop, salsa and lambada as well.

Irineu is Vai-Vai Samba School former choreographer and as an actor, he was directed by José Possi Neto, Iacov Hillel, Cao Hamburguer and Fernando Meirelles. He worked as movement coach for Brazilian singers such as Fabiana Cozza, Mariana Aydar, Iara Rennó; danced with Luciana Mello and Luiza Possi; produced and choreographed for Fat Family and Dominó groups; and is a former member of the lambada group Banana Split.

Apart from the classes, workshops and events, Irineu is involved in the creation performances and in developing body and movement training and preparation for actors and singers using his dance, theatre and pilates skills. Irineu studied Pilates in the Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance,  especially addressed to dancers, which added more to Irineu’s  already vast knowledge and strong background.

Irineu has a Master Degree in Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins/UAL; is a dance teacher at The Place London; and movement tutor for actors at the renowned Guildhall School of Drama & Music. He is the founder of Bloco Serafina Carnival group and is excited to launch two new projects in 2018: Bambas Festival - An annual Brazilian Movement & Music Festival in London and VOA Dance Retreat - An annual dance trip to Brazil.