Alex Reuben has a background as a DJ and in art and design. His new film, ‘Gingerella (RockaFela)' (65', UK 2017, trailer) is an improvised movie about improvisation.
A collaboration with neuroscientist, Professor Chris Frith and dancer Eleanor Sikorski, Gingerella' is supported by a Wellcome Arts Award with ACE and screens at Picturehouse and UK cinemas from Nov 2017–Feb 2018 (info).
Reuben's ‘Routes-Dancing to New Orleans’ (48', ACE, trailer), a road-movie during Hurricane Katrina, was selected in the ‘Top 20 Movies of the Decade’ by film critic Geoff Andrew.
His films have been exhibited in the UK by Picturehouse, Curzon, BFI, ICA and Home cinemas. Characterised by improvisation, dance and sound, they explore the connections between art, science, politics and the choreogeography of the way that we move in the environment as crowds, individuals and in migration.
Commissions include Sadler’s Wells, Channel 4 TV and the BBC with awards from Arts Council England and Jerwood. He has been a British Council Artist in Residence in the Brazilian Amazon and a Dance Digital, Artists Fellow. His Brazilian motion-capture film, 'Line Dance' (5', Channel 4/ACE/MJW) was selected in Best British Short Films at Encounters Film Festival.
Formerly Head of MA Dance for the Screen at London Contemporary Dance School, Reuben is an Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts London. In 2016, he was a British Council visiting artist in cognitive science in Japan at the Department of Intermedia Art and Science, Waseda University and in Forest Medicine (Shinrin Yoku) at INFOM.