19 June 2013: film night – Routes: Dancing to New Orleans + director Q&A

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‘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’.

Alex is currently featured on the BBC and ACE arts website, ‘The Space’.

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.

 

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