Tableau Stations is an interdisciplinary performing arts platform engaging local and global questions of place.  It was initiated by choreographer, dancer, and interdisciplinary artist Isak Immanuel (with the project Floor of Sky in 2004). Since its conception, delving into issues of instability, absence, site-specificity, and intergenerational relationships, numerous works have been created within the context of theaters, galleries, museums, metro stations, airports, coastlines, intersections, and civic spaces throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally.  Including the works: Map of Shadows - dances of sickness and health (2018-20), Wind Stations - a curation of missing people (2014-17),  Aniconic (2013-14), Made of Silence, Air, and Glass (2011-12), To (2007-8), Clothes x Sun (2006), Rootless Ghost (2006), and Sleep Here (2004).

Tableau Stations / Isak Immanuel has worked collaboratively with numerous renowned artists, including: Anna Halprin (Marin), Yuko Kaseki (Berlin), Surjit Nongmeikapam (Manipur), Marina Fukushima (SF), Pijin Neji (Kyoto), Luigi Coppola (Turin), Diego Agullo (Berlin), Katsura Kan (Kyoto), José Navarrete (SF), Christian Nagler (SF), Kanoko Nishi-Smith (Oakland), Terrance Graven (SF), Jorge de Hoyos (Berlin), and Anu Kaliting Sadipongan (Hualien).

The work of Tableau Stations / Isak Immanuel has been supported by several local and international organizations and foundations, including: Kenneth Rainin Foundation,  San Francisco Arts Commission, Center for Cultural Innovation, Japan-US Friendship Commission / National Endowment for the Arts, Hemera Foundation / Tending Space, Attakkalari FACETS Bangalore Program, Headlands Center for the Arts, CA$H Grant, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Hewlett Packard Foundation, CounterPulse Artist in Residence, Dock 11 Berlin, Djerrasi Artist in Residence, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Taipei AIR, and several others.




Isak Immanuel is an interdisciplinary artist, dancer, and choreographer making work within public spaces, theaters, museums, and for camera. He is the artistic director for Tableau Stations, an intercultural arts platform engaging local and global questions of place. Since its conception, delving into issues of instability, absence, site-specificity, and intergenerational relationships, numerous works have been created throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally.

Recent projects have been at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles, CounterPULSE, YBCA, SOMArts Cultural Center, New Langton Arts, Djerassi AIR, and Headlands Center for the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, at Seoul Dance Center in South Korea, at Akiyoshidai International Art Village, TPAM (Tokyo/Yokohama Performing Arts Meeting), and Dance Box in Japan, at the Taipei Artist Village and the HweiLan International Artists Workshop in Taiwan, Moving_Movimento - Fabrica Europa in Italy, the 7th International Choreography Competition "no ballet" and Dock 11 in Germany, CESTA (Cultural Exchange Station Tabor Arts) in the Czech Republic, Attakkalari India Biennial in Bangalore, India and as an Artist Fellow of the Japan-US Friendship Commission / National Endowment for the Arts.  These projects have been cultivated as long term multi-site collaborations and research engaging issues of place and serving as a bridge between diverse cultural organizations.

Initially a visual artist, Immanuel received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the California College of the Arts (1999) and has since been engaged in extensive research projects, studying, and working with several movement artists internationally, including Anna Halprin, Yuko Kaseki, Katsura Kan, Thomas Langhoff (Munich State Opera/SF Opera), Koichi and Hiroko Tamano (Harupin Ha), Misao Hatori (ACC Noguchi Taisou), Shinichi Iova-Koga (inkBoat), and Luigi Coppola (LOSS/Atti Democratici). Immanuel grew up on the mesas of Taos, New Mexico and in East Los Angeles. Ongoing, living, working, and researching nomadically.

     photographs (top down):  


  1. 1. Dry Eyes - place after image

     featuring Marina Fukushima, Isak Immanuel

     at Waste Site (Rogers Art Loft AIR), Las Vegas, USA


2.  Aniconic - a day without images

     at Djerassi AIR, Woodside, USA


3.  Made of silence, air, and glass  

     featuring Yuko Kaseki, José Navarrete, Christian Nagler, Isak Immanuel

     at CounterPulse, SF, USA


4.  Stations of Appearance   

     featuring Isak Immanuel

     at Shinagawa Station (JUSFC), JAPAN


5.  Aniconic - a quiet landscape  

     featuring Surjit Nongmeikapam, Yeonwoo Na, Isak Immanuel

     at Attakkalari India Biennial, INDIA


6.  Clothes x Sun / To  

     featuring Isak Immanuel

     at Hualien Coast (HweiLan International Artists Workshop), TAIWAN


  1. 7. Wind Stations - a curation of missing people

     featuring Pijin Neji, Mika Masuda, Marina Fukushima,

     Soutaro Tanigaki, Isak Immanuel  (photo by Maki Igaki)

     at Kinosaki International Art Center, JAPAN


         Images 1-6: by Isak Immanuel / Tableau Stations 2006-20


   

profile: Isak Immanuel

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contactmailto:isak@tableaustations.org?subject=Tableau%20Stations%20
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works map_of_shadows.html
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Marina Fukushima  (SF)http://www.tableaustations.org/Marina_Fukushima.html

COLLABORATOR  LINKS

Surjit Nongmeikapam  (Manipur) https://surjitnongmeikapam.wixsite.com/bonbon
Anna Halprin  (Marin)https://www.annahalprin.org/
Pijin Neji  (Tokyo/Kyoto)http://pijinneji.blogspot.com/2013/07/profile.html
Yuko Kaseki  (Berlin)http://www.cokaseki.com/
Oguri  (LA)http://www.lightningshadow.com/OguriBio.html
Christian Nagler  (SF) https://openspace.sfmoma.org/author/christiannagler/
José Ome Navarrete Mazatl  (Oakland)http://nakadancetheater.com/
Katsura Kan  (Kyoto) https://kyoto-butohfes.com/
Sara Sithi-Amnuai  (LA) https://www.artificia.pro/team-member/sara-sithi-amnuai/
Diego Agulló  (Madrid/Berlin) http://www.diegoagullo.com/
Sherwood Chen  (Paris/SF) http://sherwoodchen.com/
Terrance Graven  (SF)http://www.terrancegraven.com/
Anu Kaliting Sadipongan  (Hualien) http://www.paap.org.tw/twshowcase/anu-kaliting-sadipongan.php
Kanoko Nishi-Smith  (Oakland) https://www.bayimproviser.com/artist/376/kanoko-nishi-smith
Mika Masuda  (Kyoto)https://mimacul.com/51-2/
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INTERDISCIPLINARY  DANCE  PERFORMANCE

Brent Holmes  (Las Vegas) https://artistbrentholmes.carbonmade.com/about
Luigi Coppola  (Lecce/Brussels) http://luiscoppola.blogspot.com/