Tableaux: Definition and How to Create

Tableau: A silent, motionless depiction of a scene created by actors, often from a picture. The plural is tableaux.

Source:  Visual and Performing Arts Framework, California Dept. of Education, 2004.

Create Tableaux:  Give students a concept or vocabulary word and tell them they must use their bodies to create still shapes that present that idea.  Ask students to experiment with using different levels with their bodies to make the image more interesting…”

Source:  Lisa Donavan and Louise Pascale,
Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas, 2012.