Group Acorde will premier Unemojional, its first full evening of works featuring original live dance and music by artists Roberta Paixao Cortes, Thomas Helton, Lindsey McGill, and Seth Paynter. August 24 and 25 at the Rec Room.
Israeli choreographer/dancer Anat Grigorio will collaborate with the company and create a new original work specially for the evening. These new works explore the influence that technology has on our ability to communicate as well as our perception of human connection and interaction.
Group Acorde came to life with the desire of Cortes, Helton, McGill, and Paynter to be a group that truly collaborates in all aspects of the creation process. These four artists have been creating and performing in the Houston arts scene for many years and decided to come together with the intention to produce high quality work combining original music and contemporary dance choreography, where all artists conceptualize the works from beginning to end.
This is Group Acorde’s first full evening production and will feature all new collaborations. This project is a recipient of the Dance Source Production Grant.
In its first year, the company has performed at two well-established Houston festivals, Barnstorm Dance Fest and The Dance Month at the Kaplan Theater, created two “pay what you can” classes as a way to reach out to the community, and has returned to the Barnstorm Dance Fest this year.
The idea for Unemojional came after the company’s latest creation, #reconnect, which gave the artists of Group Acorde the inspiration to continue exploring how technology has and continues to have a big impact on how people communicate and perceive connection.
There will be a Q & A session with the artists immediately following both performances.
For tickets, visit: www.groupacorde.org
Event Photography by Yankar Gonzalez