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    Women & Their Work: The Future Is Behind Us

    Rachel Wolfson Smith focuses our attention on the essential and grounding effect of beauty in nature, portraying constructed, intricate, and imagined landscapes, creating "an antidote to the imbalance many of us experience as we lurch from impulse to impulse in our tech-laden, consumer-driven, modern existence." Yes – an antidote to that, and a paean to the possibilities of graphite wielded by a brilliant hand and mind.
    Opening reception: Sat., Aug. 13, 7-9pm
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    Dance

    Ballet Austin: Taming of the Shrew

    Shakespeare’s comedic tale of marital mismatch is given new life and modern energy in Ballet Austin’s lighthearted recreation, Stephen Mills' dynamic choreography offering a masterful embodiment of the Bard's tale of the trials of courtship, marriage, and common courtesy – reminding us that true love is seldom achieved at first sight.
    Sept. 16-18. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $28-99.  
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    Dance

    Blue Lapis Light: Belonging

    Ah, here's a kinetic spectacle that you'll never forget. This is Blue Lapis Light's site-specific dance that features aerialists dancing on the parking garage windows above True Food Kitchen and on the Seaholm Power Plant stacks, along with ground-based dancers performing on the Plaza. Digital media accompanies the performance, evoking the beauty of our planet and how our actions affect the environment.
    Sept. 14-24. Wed.-Sun., 8:15pm. $25-60.  
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    Theatre

    Edit Annie

    The Vortex Repertory Company launches their 35th season with this world premiere by Mary Glen Fredrick, a "dark, comedic, psychological, queer, rom-com, social media thriller" that explores what it means to be authentic when everything we do is edited for public consumption. Directed by Will Detlefsen.
    Sept. 9-24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-37.  
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    Visual Arts

    Sage Studio: Body Work

    Here's an exploration of all things anatomical and automotive, with two-dimensional art reflecting on human bodies and three-dimensional sculptures created around the theme of auto bodies. The show features pieces from 12 artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities – artists from Austin, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and California.
    Through Sept. 17
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