Group Acorde's mission is to cultivate and educate audiences through live performances. The company looks to broaden it's reach by partnering with other organizations that can guide us to communities that may not otherwise have access to such opportunities.
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.
Group Acorde is a performance company formed by two contemporary dancers and two jazz musicians, who innovatively collaborate in all aspects of the creation process. Its movement is inspired by classical background and its music is primarily composed of saxophone and bass. Its mission is to cultivate and educate audiences through live performances and its main programs are public performances and “pay what you can” outreach classes to the community. The company has performed original works by its members and guests such as Israeli choreographer Anat Grigorio, Texas choreographer Jennifer Mabus, composer Andrew Leinhard and Brazilian visual artist Andre Amaral.