Photo by Yankar Gonzales


Past Event
$15 to $20

Location Info:

Rec Room
100 Jackson St
Houston, TX  77002
It’s hard to imagine a world without smiley faces, LOLs or other emoticons that describe our current state of mind. Newest kid on the Houston dance block Group Acorde is premiering a work that explores how technology has become so intertwined with our interactions. After developing a hashtag for a performance last year, Director Roberta Paixao Cortes said the troupe began talking about how we communicate with hashtags, emojis, emails and Facebook, which all fed into the title of this new work: Unemojional. “It’s a full collaboration. All of the music is original and performed live,” says Cortes. She describes their dance as contemporary, though both Cortes and Associate Director Lindsey McGill are classically trained. They also seem to have tapped into the zeitgeist with the timely release of The Emoji Movie.

8 p.m. Thursday and August 25. Rec Room, 100 Jackson. For information, call 713-344-1291 or visit groupacorde.org or recroomhtx.com. $15 to $20.

[Organizer's Description:]

"Unemoji?onal"is an evening of new works featuring original live dance and music by artists Roberta Paixao Cortes, Thomas Helton, Lindsey McGill, and Seth Paynter. Israeli choreographer/dancer Anat Grigorio will collaborate with the company and create a new original work specially for the evening. These new pieces explore the influence that technology has on our ability to communicate as well as our perception of human connection and interaction. Join the artists for a Q & A session immediately following both performances.


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