1) Charles White at Blanton and Christian-Green Gallery
AUSTIN—Charles White is the subject of two exhibitions as UT honors one of the 20th century’s most accomplished draftsmen and art educators: Charles White and the Legacy of the Figure: Celebrating the Gordon Gift at the Christian-Green Gallery through Nov. 30, and Charles White: Celebrating the Gordon Gift at the Blanton Museumof Art Sept. 7 – Dec. 1.
2) ‘Giselle’ and a Mixed Rep at Houston Ballet
HOUSTON—Houston Ballet opens its 50th season with Giselle, the very ballet that launched the company, Sept. 6-15, followed by a mixed rep “Locally Grown World Renowned,” featuring works by James Kudelka and Edwaard Liang, along with world premieres by Oliver Halkowich and Disha Zhang, Sept. 19-29, both at Wortham Center.
DALLAS—TITAS Presents opens its season with Ronald K. Brown/ EVIDENCE in a powerhouse mixed rep program that includes Gatekeepers, Mercy and Grace, originally created for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sept. 20 at Winspear Opera House.
5) ElmGreen and Dragset at Nasher
DALLAS—The Nasher Sculpture Center presents Elmgreen & Dragset: Sculptures, the artists’ first major U.S. museum exhibition. True to form, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have taken into consideration how their works relate to site—in this case, the unique focus of the Nasher and the multi-faceted nature of sculpture itself. On view Sept. 14-Jan. 5.
SAN ANTONIO—Melanie Rush Davis worked as a photographer and educator for thirty years, eventually becoming known as the “pinhole queen” of San Antonio for her adherence to that rudimentary photographic method. In 2018 Rush lost her fight with cancer, but her work lives on both in her legacy as a teacher and in an exhibition titled A Requirement of Time, through Sept. 29 at Southwest School of Art.
8) B. Moore Dance
DALLAS—Texas dance fans have been waiting for debut of Bridget Moore’s newly formed company. Finally, the prolific Dallas-based choreographer has a platform for her work and her talented dancers. B. Moore Dance presents its inaugural concert, 3D VISION, Sept. 6-8 at Addison Theatre Centre.
9) Vincent Falsetta at Anya Tish
HOUSTON—Vincent Falsetta’s intensely fastidious process is the thing that really sets him apart. Every aspect of his painting process is documented, and this documentation in itself becomes a means of making art— one that illuminates Falsetta’s artistic motives better than any individual piece. Rather than turning his paintings into circular arguments, this intense documentation opens the aperture of interpretation even wider, both to the viewer and the artist himself. VINCENT FALSETTA: Sensing the Pulse is on view Sept. 6-Oct. 19 at Anya Tish Gallery.
10) A Chorus Line at TUTS
HOUSTON—Theatre Under The Stars presents A Chorus Line, which won nine Tony Awards and 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was originally conceived, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. The TUTS production will be directed by Julie Kramer and choreographed by Jessica Hartman, Sept. 10-22 at the Hobby Center.