Alice Tatge is a London based director, choreographer and live artist, working in the fields of mixed media performance, dance and installation.
Of Italian-American and Eastern European descent, having immigrated to the U.K. in 2001, Alice’s Influences include the amalgamation of cultures that construct her family history/ DNA, as well as themes of fictional nostalgia, family archives, displacement and popular culture.
Tatge has a chameleonic approach to performance. She resists categorization by deliberately working within a variety of genres and permutations.
Her practice is deeply rooted in her ongoing investigation of physicality and perception and includes the use of found objects, text, photography, film and soundscape, which she considers as an extension of her choreographic and compositional work.
Recurrent themes include ritual and symbolism, the sacred and the profane, masque and masquerade, subversion memory and trace, dreamscape and surrealism, eroticism and sexuality.
Since 2012 her work involves queering the body and the hetero-normative image, whilst raising questions about identity politics and belonging within the current socioeconomic paradigm.
Born in 1981 to Italo-American-Czech parents Tatge began her Ballet training in Italy in 1986, with her first professional contract as a child performer in 1989. In the 90’s she studied Graham technique both in Florence and NY. In 2001 she moved to London, completing a BA in dance for theatre from Trinity Laban in 2004 and an MA in Performance in 2011. Her influences as a professional dancer include contemporary, physical theatre, burlesque, clubbing, live art, conceptual and endurance performance, all of which coexist within her work.
Tatge's pieces have been exhibited at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Barbican, Wapping Project, Trinity Laban, Waterside Contemporary, Colchester Art Centre, ArtsAdmin, Freud Museum and ICA, London U.K as well as internationally across Europe and the US.
Companies and artists Alice has collaborated with include: Tino Sehgal, Cally Spooner, Lundahl & Seitl, Xavier Le Roy, Mårten Spångberg, Meg Stuart, Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit, George Henry Longly, John Maybury & Nigel Coates, Sioned Huws, The Welsh National Theatre, Toni Mira, Himherandit, Punchdrunk Theatrical Experiences.