‘As a DJ, people asked me where I learned to dance. I didn’t know so I went to find out’ – Alex Reuben
Commissioned by Arts Council England, Alex Reuben’s debut feature Routes: Dancing to New Orleans, is a road movie through the dance and music of the American Deep South.
Inspired by Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, Reuben’s film offers an idiosyncratic documentation of lesser-known forms of American culture and the extraordinary dancing Americans of the Deep South. See the trailer here.
Alex Reuben has a background as a DJ and in art and design. Reuben’s films combine dance, music, politics and painting. They are characterised by their use of improvised sound and movement within architecture, a process he calls ‘choreogeography’.
Routes: Dancing to New Orleans + director Q&A
Wednesday 19th June 2013, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Tate South Lambeth Library 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP
Admission Free. Light refreshments available.