Reuben's latest film, ‘Gingerella (RockaFela)' (66', Arts Council England/Wellcome, UK 2018, trailer) is an improvised movie about improvisation. His films are exhibited throughout the UK by Picturehouse, Curzon, HOME Manchester, BFI and ICA cinemas.
Characterised by improvisation, dance and sound, they explore the connections between art, science, politics and the choreo-geography of the way that we move in the environment.
‘Routes – Dancing to New Orleans’ (48', ACE, extract, 5'), a road-movie during Hurricane Katrina, was selected in the ‘Top 20 Movies of the Decade’ by film critic Geoff Andrew.
Gingerella', a collaboration with neuroscientist, Professor Chris Frith and dancer Eleanor Sikorski, was the Gala screening at Light Moves Festival of Screendance and official selection in The International Sound and Music Film Festival.
Other commissions include Sadler’s Wells, Channel 4 TV and the BBC with awards from ACE and Jerwood. He has been a British Council Artist in Residence in the Brazilian Amazon and a Dance Digital, Artists Fellow. The motion-capture Line Dance (5', Channel 4/ACE/MJW) was selected in Best British Short and Best British Dance Films.
Formerly Head of MA Dance for the Screen at London Contemporary Dance School, Reuben is a Lecturer at Camberwell and CSM at the University of the Arts London and founder of community movement and education project KAS – Kennington, Kinesthetic Arts and Science, recently the winner of a Mayor of London, 'Culture Seeds' award.
He was a British Council visiting artist in Japan, researching cognition with the Department of Intermedia Art and Science at Waseda University and Forest Science with INFOM. In 2018, features include Music and Shape: Studies in Musical Performance as Creative Practice (Oxford University Press).
In 2019, Reuben completed an ACE Developing Your Creative Practice award, featuring in Dame Marina Warner's Words on the Move 4: The Digital Body (Birkbeck), Moving Humans with CREATE (Tate Modern), Dance Umbrella: Sunday Shorts at the Barbican Cinema. 'Gingerella (RockaFela)' screened with Q&A at the Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark.