EstadoFlotante was conceived in 2009 by Alvaro Gonzalez Dupuy in Santiago de Chile, as a creative platform that facilitates dance works based on Alvaro’s Direction as well as collaborative projects he initiates. Since 2013, Alvaro has been working in New York City exploring his ideas related to dance and movement-based performance contemplating a vision of movement research that encourages a constant exchange of ideas, and perspectives.
“The idea of Estado Flotante (Floating State) comes from a blend of experiences and learnings that have been leading my process as a movement artist. I believe in dance as the base of community, the base of identity, a way to connect with our history and our deepest essence, and that essence is the key for the transformation of society. Energy is flowing and transforming matter very single moment, when we dance we move energy, and we are encouraging it to regenerate and renew ourselves and everything that surround us, when we dance we are transforming our people, the culture, the language, our perception of the world, our identity, the future and even our own beliefs.”
Alvaro Gonzalez Dupuy is a Dance artist based in Santiago de Chile and New York City. He holds a graduate degree in Dance with a concentration in Performance and Pedagogy (based in Laban/Leeder Technique) from the Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano. As a movement artist, he has developed a background in Modern, Contemporary, Contact improvisation, Release, Floorwork and has develop a momentum based movement vocabulary. While in Chile Alvaro performed for varied choreographers and directors such as, Patricio Bunster, Rodrigo Fernandez, Valentina Pavez, Luis Eduardo Araneda, Natalia Sabat, Sergio Valenzuela, Isabel Croxatto, Christophe Haleb, among others. He has produced, performed, and assisted at Porlabocamuereelpez/CE (Chile) as well as Triple-Pack Productions (Chile). He was performer and production assistant at Danza en Cruz Company and performer at different festivals in Chile, Mexico and Bolivia.
In the teaching field, he was a body expression teacher at Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), a modern and contemporary dance teacher at NIMIKU Art Space, and has taught his movement exploration “Shifting Through” at Triskelion Arts, Gibney Dance Center and through Dance to The People at BAX (Brooklyn arts Exchange).
While in NYC, he was student at Dance New Amsterdam and was administrative intern for Stephen Petronio Company. He performed for Indie Ballet Collaborative, Proyect.eli Imagery, Martita Abril, Mei Yamanaka, Not For ReTale, Catherine Gallant. More recently he has performed for Antonio Ramos,Elizabeth Motley, Alex Romania, Miguel Gutierrez, Ishmael Houston, Antonio Ramos, Commons Choir/Daria Fain, John Kelly and experiments in NYC as a dance artist under “EstadoFlotante”. His Work has been Performed at Dance New Amsterdam, Danny Studios, Bridge for Dance, Sample Festival, Green Space, Launch Pad, The Brick Theatre, House Fest, Freeman Space, Alvin Ailey City Group Theatre, open performance at Movement Research, Showdown at Gibney Dance Center, BAAD!Bronx, Binary Series, Dance HOLO, Center for Performance Research, The Breakers Bar, Starr Bar and Movement Research at the Judson Church.