About Alex Reuben
Alex Reuben (CBA ’21) has a background as a DJ and in art and design. Reuben made three choreo-geographic movies for cinema, each characterized by improvisation, sound, and social cognition. Routes (48’, Arts Council England, 2008) – a dance road-movie in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina – was selected in the ‘Top 20 Movies of the Decade’ (Geoff Andrew, British Film Institute). His awards and commissions include Sadler’s Wells, BBC and British Council. His latest film, Gingerella (RockaFela) (66’, Wellcome/ACE, UK 2018) – filmed in the Amazon and Europe during the rise of Populism – is an improvised essay about improvisation.
Reuben’s CBA Fellowship project is based upon the short story Trumpet Voluntary by James Lasdun. It will explore ideas around cognitive, choreographic poetics for a synchronized film about synchronization.