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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

Musical Theater Review
November 15, 2016

A compelling new documentary traces the creation of the phenomenally successful hip-hop musical about the hippest Founding Father.

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Artist Spotlight
October 31, 2016

The legendary dancer talks about Letter to a Man, a powerful interpretation of another legend’s descent into madness.

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Feature Article
October 27, 2016

The noted mezzo-soprano and the artful choreographer set to premiere Art Songs, their third collaboration.

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Dance Review
October 25, 2016

The postmodern choreographer continues to explore the limits of physical expression in a new piece set to a Laurie Anderson score.

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Non-Western Classical Music Review
October 19, 2016

The “Full: Breath” program at BAMFA celebrated the most basic human instinct through dance, music, and visual art.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 18, 2016

The evening’s promise of “Romance” was delivered in small, surprising moments.

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Upcoming Concert
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October 11, 2016

The beloved conductor supports young musicians in an initiative modeled on the program that fostered his own musical development.

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Upcoming Concert
October 7, 2016

The venerable performance space inaugurates its fifth decade with a full slate of exhibitions, parties, and special events.

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Feature Article
September 30, 2016

The noted composer is an advocate for the hearing impaired and is pushing public venues to provide better services.

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Feature Article
September 21, 2016

For these experimental-music pioneers, new music is about ideas, not a collection of electronic gizmos.

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Upcoming Concert
September 9, 2016

The in-demand pianist is set to debut with the New Century Chamber Orchestra this month.

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Upcoming Concert
September 7, 2016

The orchestra’s season opener features a Kevin Puts piece he created with their support when he was an up-and-coming composer.

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Upcoming Concert
August 30, 2016

The expansive festival embraces everything from cassette culture to the hip-hop/noise frontiers of Daveed Diggs’ clipping.

More about San Francisco Electronic Music Festival »
Feature Article
August 26, 2016

Getting to the core of Cao Xuequin’s epic novel and translating it into opera has been an epic journey in itself for the creative team.

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Non-Western Classical Music Review
August 20, 2016

Yo-Yo Ma’s trailblazing ensemble tears it up in concert at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theater.

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Upcoming Concert
August 3, 2016

Being a deaf dancer, says Antoine Hunter, is a two-way mirror in which you are acutely aware of the differences between how you see yourself and how others see you.

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Upcoming Concert
June 20, 2016

The world’s best-known cellist celebrates collaboration in a new film: The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. He discusses the film with SFCV.

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Feature Article
June 20, 2016

The highly regarded vocal ensemble teams up with innovative director Erika Chong Shuch at Berkeley Rep’s Summer Residency Lab.

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Upcoming Concert
Upcoming Concert
June 1, 2016

The long-running event features more than 400 dancers and musicians representing 20 world cultures.

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