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Lou Fancher

Lou Fancher is a San Francisco Bay Area writer. Her work has been published by WIRED.com, Diablo Magazine, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, InDance, East Bay Express, Oakland Magazine, SF Weekly, and others.  She is a children's book author, designer and illustrator, with over 50 books in print. Also a choreographer, ballet master and teacher, she coaches professional ballet and contemporary dance companies in the U. S. and Canada.  Visit her website online at www.johnsonandfancher.com.

Articles by this Author

Artist Spotlight
March 21, 2020

The pianist unveils her latest recording and talks about its deep roots in traditional music.

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Artist Spotlight
March 5, 2020

The versatile singer and actor talks about inhabiting the spirits of four iconic African American women in the long-running show.

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Feature Article
March 2, 2020

Harlem Renaissance painter Archibald Motley is the inspiration behind PUSH and Acakmoor’s latest show together.

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Artist Spotlight
February 29, 2020

The San Francisco choreographer talks about the diverse traditions informing the new works in “Triple Take.”

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Artist Spotlight
February 20, 2020

Trombonist Pat Mullan talks about how the ensemble pays tribute to African-American jazz masters Mary Lou Williams and Melba Liston.

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Upcoming Concert
February 17, 2020

Laura Elaine Ellis talks about the many ways the festival celebrates African-American ideas and creative expression through dance.

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Upcoming Concert
February 10, 2020

Festival Director Bruce Labadie trusts his well-tuned instincts in booking the city-wide celebration.

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Upcoming Concert
    February 10, 2020

    The collaborative, multidisciplinary work melds cutting-edge digital technology with human movement in real time.

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    Feature Article
    January 21, 2020

    Cofounder Charles Amirkhanian talks about a lifetime of expanding and reshaping the definition of “serious music.”

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    Upcoming Concert
    January 17, 2020

    The late Kaiser CEO and community advocate chose a sparkling, gospel-tinged program for the Jan. 24 installment of the orchestra’s Playlist series.

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    Artist Spotlight
    January 11, 2020

    SF Performances hosts the polymath composer/performer on Jan. 24 with Jennifer Koh and Vijay Iyer. He talks to SFCV about his evolving musical vision.

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    Artist Spotlight
    January 11, 2020

    Telegraph violinist Eric Chin chats about their upcoming collaboration with the German composer and singer at SF Performances.

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    Feature Article
    January 5, 2020

    The annual sampler of four new works is a boon to opera lovers, creators, and producers alike.

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    Upcoming Concert
    December 26, 2019

    For three weeks in January, the artist-run festival presents cutting-edge dance, music, and performance art.

    More about ALTERNATIVA »
    Feature Article
    December 17, 2019

    The innovative ensemble invests in the evolution of music by commissioning new works by emerging composers.

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    Upcoming Concert
    December 6, 2019

    Gravity-defying dancers celebrate the solstice in a Berkeley studio.

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    Artist Spotlight
    December 6, 2019

    The pioneering electroacoustic composer talks about her collaboration with Eighth Blackbird on a piece to premiere Dec. 14.

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    Upcoming Concert
    November 15, 2019

    The intrepid revivalist opera company takes on Domenico Freschi’s 1680 comedy featuring a forward-leaning heroine.

    More about Ars Minerva »
    Upcoming Concert
    November 15, 2019

    Founder Micaya talks about the bounty of styles and messages coming from around the world Nov. 22–24.

    More about San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest »
    Artist Spotlight
    November 9, 2019

    The soulful singer gained international fame when she was featured in 20 Feet From Stardom.

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