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Karen Pearlman Karen Pearlman i(A17854 works by)
Born: Established: 1960 St Louis, Missouri,
United States of America (USA),
Gender: Female
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Karen Pearlman began her career as a professional dancer. She received her initial training at Washington University, St Louis after which she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in dance at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. During the early 1980s she danced with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and with Timothy Buckley’s Companies. In 1985 she began a long-standing creative partnership with Richard James Allen, with whom she founded the successful New York based performance company That Was Fast. In 1995-1997 she and Allen worked as artistic directors of the Tasmanian dance company Tasdance. In 1997 she and Allen then established Physical TV, an award-winning film and television production company which specialises in realising dance and physical theatre for the screen.

In 2001 Pearlman completed a MA in Editing from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and in 2002 completed a MA in Media Arts and Production from the University of Technology, Sydney. She subsequently completed a PhD in Creative Arts, also at the University of Technology, Sydney. Since 2001 Pearlman has worked as an editor, post-production supervisor, sound designer, director, writer, performer, choreographer, and digital designer in a range of dance films. Pearlman teaches at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, where she is Head of Screen Studies.

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University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy Australian Defence Force Academy Library (ACT)
National Film and Sound Archive (aka ScreenSound Australia) (ACT)
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