Alex Reuben has a background as a DJ and in art and design. He makes movies for cinema, characterised by improvisation, dance and sound.
Reuben's movies are exhibited in the UK by Picturehouse, Curzon, Home and BFI Cinemas. Routes-Dancing to New Orleans, a road-movie during Hurricane Katrina, was selected in the ‘Top 20 Movies of the Decade’ by critic Geoff Andrew. Screenings include the Cinémathèque (Paris), Guggenheim (NY), Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow, NAG Walsall and the ICA London.
His films explore 'choreogeography' through connections between art, science and politics in the way that we move in the environment both as crowds and as individuals. 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.
Formerly Head of MA Dance for the Screen at London Contemporary Dance School, Reuben is a lecturer at the University of the Arts London. His voluntary work includes KAS – Kennington, Kinesthetic Arts and Science – a family walking project in South London.
Reuben was recently a British Council visiting artist in cognitive science in Japan at the Department of Intermedia Art and Science, Waseda University and INFOM – the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine.
He is currently in post-production for Gingererella (RockaFela), a feature movie about cognition, dance and improvisation in collaboration with neuroscientist Professor Chris Frith, supported by Wellcome Trust with Arts Council England.