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Impossible Image

kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2023

Official Selection Film Spotlight

Impossible Image

Impossible Image / Texas Premiere / Australia / 8:14

In ‘Impossible Image’ the past and the present come together to challenge gender performance and shake down the patriarchy.

What do you hope to communicate with our audience through your work?

That dance and film together can change the world. That we can create an image we believe in and then we can become it.

Karen Pearlman and Richard James Allen create 'stories told by the body'. Leading international innovators in the screendance form over many years, they have been Artistic Directors of That Was Fast (New York City), Tasdance (Launceston), and now The Physical TV Company (Sydney). Their critically acclaimed work has been broadcast on ABC and SBS-TV, screened at between 300 and 400 film festivals on six continents, garnered more than 100 awards or nominations, and been added to the collections of 10 major film archives around the world. Karen is also a leading expert on film editing and Richard a celebrated poet.

Key Credits:

Starring Violette Ayad

Dancers: Jannah Allen, Richard James Allen, Jay Bailey, Bárbara Benítez , Coline Bulloz, Laure-Anne Deltort, Evane Duguet, Saskia Ellis, Emma Gautrand, Cassidy Mcdermott Smith, Olivia Mortimer, Texas Nixon-Kain, Matylda Pioro Ferrari, Jessica Spies

Writer/Director/Choreographer: Karen Pearlman

Producer: Richard James Allen

DOP: Justine Kerrigan

Production Designer: Camille Ostrowsky

Costume Designer: Claudia Kryszkiewicz

Costume Supervisor: Georgia Attewell-Moore

Editor: Karen Pearlman

Composer: Kinnie Starr

Sound Designers: Will Caroll, Megan Howieson

'Impossible Image' is a collaboration with the curators of the 'Cinema’s First Nasty Women' DVD/Blu-Ray set, Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Hurok, and Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi.

Associate Producer: La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie

Co-Producer: La Briqueterie-CDCN du Val-de-Marne

Co-Producer: Martin Thorne

A Physical TV Company production




The Physical TV Company

Richard James Allen

Karen Pearlman


Richard James Allen I

Richard James Allen II

Karen Pearlman

The Physical TV Company

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