Alex is entangled in improvisation and psychology; most of his time is spent playing, teaching and writing about them.
He was drawn to Dark Mountain’s willingness to peer beneath dominant narratives and to say what he believes to be true: we face a near-perfect storm of problems, and there is no right route out. It contains another refrain, one he sings fiercely: no route out doesn’t mean abandoning movement, but moving routelessly. He believes that the fear this holds for us is entrained, not innate – a culture of anxiety and control – and we can ease our way from this.
So he has offered talks, demonstrations, improvisations and workshops at Dark Mountain festivals – recognising the power of children to access play, immediacy, and honesty; working with adults to remind them how close these qualities remain.