Alice Tatge is a director, choreographer and performance artist who has been London based for the past fifteen years.
Her work is located in the field of live art/mixed-media installation and is deeply rooted in her ongoing investigation of physicality and perception.
Tatge's practice is site-responsive and includes the use of found objects, text, photography, film and soundscape which she considers as an extension of her choreographic and compositional work.
Many of her works have been designed to provide close encounter experiences for the audience in an attempt to bridge the gap between spectator and performer.
Deliberately working with a variety of genres and permutations, Tatge has a chamaleontic approach to performance. Recurrent themes include ritual and symbolism, the sacred and the profane, masque and masquerade, subverting the relationship between signifier and signified, juxtaposition, dreamscape and surrealism, eroticism and sexuality, subject and object, displacement, memory and trace.
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, Lundahl & Seitl, Xavier Le Roy, Mårten Spångberg, George Henry Longly, John Maybury & Nigel Coates, Sioned Huws & the Welsh National Theatre,Toni Mira, Punchdrunk Theatrical Experiences.
Since the age of six Alice received an in depth training as a ballet dancer. Her early dance practice also included the study of the Graham technique, both in Italy and the United States (mainly New York). In 2001 she moved to London were her focus shifted to performance, experiential anatomy and choreography. In 2004 she completed her BA in Dance Theatre at TrinityLaban, where she also received an MA in Performance in 2011.
Since 2005 she has devised work primarily for gallery contexts.