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 (Kentfield), Yuko Kaseki (Berlin), Surjit Nongmeikapam (Manipur), Marina Fukushima (SF), Pijin Neji (Tokyo), Luigi Coppola (Turin), Diego Agullo (Berlin), Katsura Kan (Kyoto), José Navarrete (SF), Christian Nagler (SF), Kanoko Nishi (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 work was done 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 from the California College of the Arts (1999) and has since been engaged in extensive research projects and worked with several movement artists internationally, including Anna Halprin, Katsura Kan, Yuko Kaseki, Thomas Langhoff (Munich State Opera/SF Opera), Koichi and Hiroko Tamano (Harupin Ha), Shinichi Iova-Koga (inkBoat), and Luigi Coppola (LOSS/Atti Democratici). He grew up on the mesas of Taos, New Mexico and in East Los Angeles,

contact :  isak (at) tableaustations.org  mailto:isak@tableaustations.org?subject=Tableau%20Stations%20

photographs from the works (top down):  

1. Aniconic - a day without images    2. Made of silence, air, and glass  

3. Stations of Appearance    4. Aniconic - a quiet landscape   5.  Clothes x Sun / To  

all images Tableau Stations / Floor of Sky / Isak Immanuel, 2006-20

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