Isak Immanuel

Isak Immanuel is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer, and dancer making work within quotidian spaces, theaters, galleries, and for camera. As a platform to engage local and global questions of place, he founded Tableau Stations (2004). Numerous collaborative works, such as “Wind Stations - a curation of missing people", “ANICONIC”, and “pLandscape Carrier” have been researched/presented in San Francisco and internationally. Including, at Headlands Center for the Arts, Attakkalari India Biennial, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Dance Box Kobe, TPAM (Tokyo/Yokohama Performing Arts Meeting), Seoul Dance Center, Dock 11 Berlin, Fabrica Europa-Italy, and through fellowships from Japan-US Friendship Commission and Hemera Foundation.

Since receiving a BFA in interdisciplinary practices from California College of the Arts (1999), he worked with several movement artists, including: Anna Halprin, Katsura Kan, Yuko Kaseki, Thomas Langhoff (Munich/SF Opera), Koichi and Hiroko Tamano (Harupin Ha), Shinichi Iova-Koga (inkBoat), Marina Fukushima, and Surjit Nongmeikapam. He grew up in Taos, New Mexico and East Los Angeles.

Updated June 2019

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Nikkei al descubierto: una columna de poesía

Place/Displace

For this month’s column, I thought it would be a good time to feature the other artists in a residency we are sharing this summer in Little Tokyo (the +LAB Artists-in-Residence program, where five of us are here for three months working on various arts and community engagement projects in partnership with Little Tokyo Service Center, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Sustainable Little Tokyo, Visual Communications and the Japanese American National Museum). We ended up going through an experiment together. After two weeks of intense orientation around the Residency theme of “cycles of displacement” - what would come, poetically speaking ...

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