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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

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.

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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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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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June 1, 2016

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

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May 17, 2016
Stephen Schultz talks about the connections between his musical passions, as he prepares a Beatles seminar.
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May 17, 2016

Artistic Director Céline Ricci reanimates another long-lost operatic gem like last year’s hit, La Cleopatra.

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May 9, 2016

It may sound esoteric, but contact improvisation is becoming more central to contemporary dance, and is even taught at corporate retreats.

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April 18, 2016

The violinist captures a quiet moment to reflect on her swirling world of sound, image, and nonstop creativity.

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April 14, 2016

The multimedia pioneer’s complex layers of sight and sound may seem off-the-cuff, but there’s a world of thought and preparation behind each performance.

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April 11, 2016

The wildly creative DJ and composer pairs processed recordings of a “dead” baroque ensemble with the S.F. Symphony performing live.

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Feature Article
March 29, 2016

The voraciously curious cellist is taking it all in — music, language, running, and the interests of his young nieces.

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Feature Article
March 8, 2016

The winner of the 2013 Pulitzer likes “janky mandolin,” hip hop, random sounds and, oh yeah, Bach and Beethoven. Discover how she finds inspiration in exploring different “worlds of music.”

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Feature Article
February 25, 2016

Although she’s grown smarter about her work habits, Sarah Chang is still learning and pushing herself with new challenges.

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February 16, 2016

The musical is running at the Berkeley Playhouse through March 6.

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Feature Article
February 15, 2016

For Lara Downes the personal is musical, and she’s building her career on connecting audiences to artistic process. And she’s thinking carefully about how music connects to human events.

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