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 Physical TV: Dance Film

(PhysicalTV YouTube Channel)


The Physical TV Company is Australia's premier company for the production and distribution of dance film, screendance, video dance, or dance for the camera, as well as being a leading provider of innovative choreography for music videos, musicals, new and transmedia projects. Artistic Directors Richard James Allen and Karen Pearlman make "stories told by the body". Their award-winning shorts, feature films and new media projects combine the finest filmmakers, crews and production values with dance, dancers and ideas about making moving pictures that move. Bringing together the spiritual, physical and technological, thought-provoking, engaging and rich in rhythms and images, Physical TV's award-winning physical films regularly screen nationally and internationally at film festivals and on television, and can be viewed on The Physical TV Channel on YouTube

Karen and Richard are also well known as writers, Karen for her film theory and criticism, Richard for his poetry.  (Order Richard's new poetry book, Fixing the Broken Nightingale,
here.)

"Over the years Richard and his Physical TV Company have shown true passion, creativity and innovation in the field of dance and media through consistently pushing the boundaries and producing intriguing, beautiful and high-quality pieces.”   Sabine Klaus, Creation Editor

"Their choreography has predominantly been an exploration of the human condition using the medium of film and video. The content is often playful and light-hearted, but by no means lightweight, and is always delivered with enormous passion and conviction."   Chrissie Parrott, dancewest magazine.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Physical TV's new dance documentary,
"...the dancer from the dance" (webpage),

Screening next at the World of Women Film (WOS) Festival
at the Powerhouse Museum on Thursday March 6, 1:30-4:30pm
and at Metro Screen on Thursday March 13, 7-9pm 

Bookings ~
Powerhouse
     Metro Screen
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RECENT EVENTS:

  • Saturday February 8, 2014 - Book Launch of  "Fixing the Broken Nightingale" at Gleebooks - 3.30 for 4pm.  For more on Richard's tenth book, click here or visit the new website.  Request review copies: hereOrder pre-launch copies: here.  RSVP for launch here  or call + 61 2 9660 2333.  Fixing the Broken Nightingale was launched by celebrated poet, editor and teacher Mark Tredinnick.




  • November 30, 2013 - World Premiere of "...the dancer from the dance" at Performance Space - at Carriageworks in The Directors' Cuts section of Performance Space's 30th anniversary season, You're History.  The screening was at 5pm on Saturday November 30, followed by a Q&A with the artists.  For more on this unique dance documentary, click here or visit the Facebook Event Page.  




  • September 2, 2013 - National Poetry Week Poetry Reading - Richard James Allen will be doing a poetry reading from 12.30pm to 1pm on Monday September 2, 2013 at Ashfield Central Library, Level 3, Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield,
              as part of National Poetry Week.

In this reading, acclaimed Australian poet Richard James Allen will be offering a first glimpse of
Fixing the Broken Nightingale, his "exceptionally engaging" new book (Vivian Smith),
forthcoming later in 2013 from Flying Island Books,
an imprint of ASM (Macau) and Cerberus Press (Markwell, NSW),
in their beautifully designed Australian Pocket Poets Series,
edited by Christopher (Kit) Kelen. 

Poems of paradox, cynicism, tenderness, outrage and resignation, fleeting lust and enduring love, observation,
invention and glimpses of enlightenment will be read by this widely published and charismatic author,
whose earlier books include the critically lauded The Kamikaze Mind (Brandl & Schlesinger) and the NSW Premier's
Literary Award-nominated Thursday's Fictions (Five Island Press), and whose previous work also includes
multi-award-winning creativity for the screen, the stage and new media platforms. 

Copies of Richard's earlier books will be available for sale and signing at the reading. 
Order pre-launch copies of
Fixing the Broken Nightingale: here.
For more on this unique creative artist's work, please visit www.physicaltv.com.au.
 




  • April 2013 - Collective International Video Dance Collage - The Physical TV Company made "rite of spring", a contribution to Sacre/ilège(s), the first ever international collective project in screendance, initiated by the Company Body Cinéma/International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy (France) in honor of the centenary of Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Nijinsky and Stravinsky's legendary experimental creation that changed the history of music and dance.  Screening at multiple festivals around the world.


  • July 28-29, 2012 - Dance Film Masterclass with Dr Richard James Allen at Australian Film Television and Radio School with support from FORM Dance Projects - for more information and registration click here

Read Richard's post-workshop blog post here.




RECENT SCREENINGS AND BROADCASTS:


Dance Me to the End of Love
Directed by Martha Goddard
and choreographed by Richard James Allen





Monk: Reloaded

Physical TV's new dance film draws from
a real time interactive installation
by Chris Ziegler

Screened last at:
Byron Bay Film Festival, Byron Bay, Australia;
World of Women Film Festival, Sydney, Australia;
IDN Festival, Short Dance Films, Barcelona, Spain
 and Loikka Dance Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
 

Broadcast Premiere:
August 28, 2013 on ABC TV
Find out more



 

Entanglement Theory
("New vitality...absorbing," The New York Times)
A 'mixed reality' dance film
by Richard James Allen, Karen Pearlman and Gary Hayes
Screened last:

World of Women Film Festival Tour to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Sept 16, 2012

Last Broadcast: August 28, 2013 on ABC TV

- View Trailer

- Download Study Guide




Thursday’s Fictions -
Winner - Enhance TV Atom Award
for Best Experimental Production

"a work of genius" Eye for Film

Broadcast last on ABC1 - comment at ABC Arts Blog

Screened last at Singapore Arts Festival

- Order DVD.
- Enter the immersive 3D world in Second Life
- View 'making of' documentary

- Download Study Guide







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