Alex Reuben is a filmmaker with a background as a DJ and in art and design. He writes, directs and composes, choreo-geographic movies for cinema.
His films are exhibited internationally and throughout the UK by Picturehouse, Curzon, HOME Manchester, BFI and ICA cinemas. Characterised by improvisation, dance and sound, they explore connections between art, science and politics, each integrated in community in their process.
Gingerella RockaFela (66', ACE/Wellcome, UK 2018), an improvised movie about improvisation in collaboration with neuroscientist Professor Chris Frith, was Gala screening at Light Moves Festival of Screendance. Line Dance (5', CH4/ACE/MJW, 2004), a motion-capture for Channel 4 TV, was selected in Best British Short and Best British Dance Films.
Commissions include Sadler’s Wells, BBC, Jerwood and the British Council for forest and cognitive science research in Japan and the Amazon. Reuben founded Mayor of London Award winning, childrens walking project KAS (Kennington Kinaesthetic Arts and Science). He was a lecturer at University of the Arts London and Head of M.A. Dance for the Screen at London Contemporary Dance School.
2019-20 events include Moving Humans (Tate Modern), Dame Marina Warner's Words on the Move 4: The Digital Body (Birkbeck), Dance Umbrella's Sunday Shorts (Barbican Cinema), Choreo-Geography: Chartists, Class and Culture (Open House London) and A Conversation with Alex Reuben and James Lasdun (NYU CBA in collaboration with the New York Institute for the Humanities).
2020-21 research and practice include an a-n Artists bursary, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Arts Council England awards. Currently, Reuben’s movie project Trumpet Voluntary, based upon a short story by James Lasdun, is part of an NYU Resident Fellowship at The Center for Ballet and the Arts.