Artist Spotlights

Lou Fancher - June 15, 2021

The Bay Area choreographer, a Guggenheim recipient this year, talks to SFCV about his collaborative, activist work.

Lou Fancher - June 8, 2021

Alvin Ailey’s artistic director talks about the company’s upcoming film performance for Cal Performances and the ever-evolving mission of contemporary dance.

Lou Fancher - June 1, 2021

The dancer, musician, and tireless social activist shares her insights for living a good, just, and musical life.

Victoria Looseleaf - June 1, 2021

LA Opera’s artist-in-residence takes the stage in Oedipus Rex on June 6. He talks with SFCV about opera’s new landscape and how he’s supporting the next generation of singers.

Lou Fancher - May 24, 2021

The bassist/composer talks about her latest disc and the diverse collaborators and influences that inform her sound.

Emily Wilson - May 24, 2021

The Hawaiian choreographer talks about his new recording and finding the boundaries between creation and disruption.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 10, 2021

The Italian star pianist’s special concert for Cal Performances premieres May 13 and runs through June 12.

Lou Fancher - May 3, 2021

Drawing on his European classical training, his Chickasaw heritage, and sometimes Celtic roots music, Tate optimistically fuses it all into his own American style.

Jonathan Leal - April 30, 2021

Even when revisiting her 2009 Steel Hammer for a film adaptation for Cal Performances, the composer likes to jump in at the deep end.

Michael Zwiebach - April 27, 2021

The general director’s vision has resulted in a remarkable series of video productions that have shown the company in a whole new light.