Group Acorde, premieres Origins at MATCH box 1 in January 2019

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Houston’s collaborative dance and live music performance company Group Acorde, premieres Origins at MATCH box 1 in January 2019.

Houston, TX, November 12th, 2018-Group Acorde premieres “Origins“. Group Acorde is bringing innovation to the Houston arts scene and is prepared to complete a groundbreaking project. Origins brings several art mediums to one stage and thrills and educates audiences with its daring approach to choreography. Origins strives to expand Group Acorde’s collaborations by bringing three additional artists that have never worked with the company into an environment where all artists are from different roots, backgrounds, communities and art mediums, but where the origin of the work is the same: a willingness for each voice to be heard and experience the possibilities that arise when artists learn from each other. The performances of Origins will include choreography by Jennifer Mabus, Roberta Paixao Cortes and Lindsey McGill; compositions by Andrew Leinhard, Thomas Helton and Seth Paynter; and a set and installation by visual artist Andre Amaral. Origins . MATCHBOX 1(3400 Main Street, Houston/TX 77002 | 713-521-4533) January 10th, 11th and 12th, 2019. General admission: $20; seniors, students, and artists: $15. For times and ticket information:

Group Acorde came to life with the desire of Roberta Paixao Cortes, Thomas Helton, Lindsey McGill and Seth 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 second full evening production and will feature all new collaborations. This project is a recipient of the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance project grant “Let Creativity Happen”.

In its two first seasons, the company has performed at two well established Houston festivals, Barnstorm Dance Fest 2016/2017 and The Dance Month at the Kaplan Theater, performed at East Meets West at Miller Outdoor Theater and partnered with different organizations such as Nicole Longnecker and Plus Fest creating site specific works. In its third current season, Group Acorde has performed at Fringe Festival and was one of the companies to present at the Contemporary World Festival at Discovery Green. Group Acorde has offered several “pay what you can” classes as a way to reach out to the community, and now in its third season, ambitiously brings three different art mediums together for all original collaborations.

Group Acorde’s mission is to cultivate and educate audiences through live performances. The company strives to broaden its reach by partnering with other organizations that can guide them to communities that may not otherwise have access to such opportunities.

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