Group Acorde, one of Houston's most celebrated new dance ensembles, present an evening of new dance and conversation at the 2018 Houston Fringe Festival as part of its 2018-2019 season.
Group Acorde came to life with the desire of two contemporary dancers and two jazz improvisational musicians to be a group that truly collaborates in all aspects of the creation process.
The company strives to produce high quality work combining original music and contemporary dance choreography, where all artists conceptualize the works from beginning to end. Its mission is to cultivate and educate audiences through live performances. Group Acorde strives to broaden its reach by partnering with other organizations that can guide us to communities that may not otherwise have access to such opportunities.
In its first and ongoing second season, the company has produced a full evening performance titled Unemojional, performed at two well established Houston festivals, Barnstorm Dance Fest 2016/2017 and The Dance Month at the Kaplan Theater, created seven “pay what you can” classes as a way to reach out to the community, partnered locally with Nicole Longnecker Gallery and Plus Fest creating site specific works, and most recently performed for over 3,000 people at Miller Outdoor Theater as part of Dance Asia America’s East Meets West annual program.
Acorde, a Portuguese word, means "wake up" and also means "chord". The definition of chord in the English language is “a combination of usually three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously” which reflects the collaborative spirit on which Group Acorde was created.