Alfonso is a dancer. He works for choreographers, but he also creates his own dance performances, combining movement with audio visuals and graphic design. In his performances he tackles the issue of gender, in which masculinity and femininity merge. “I always work with opposites to find a balance, like pulling two strings at a time.” He tries to break down stereotypes and embrace his queerness.
For Alfonso, the pandemic had some positive aspects: “Being a freelancer, I was always living in the future. I had to look for my next job while I was working. I couldn’t enjoy the project I was working on at the time because I was somewhere in between, my mind was somewhere halfway while my body was working. Having to stop was really good because suddenly I was able to really focus on what I wanted to do.” Suddenly he had time to think about what other interests he had. How he wants to develop as a dancer, how his creativity can grow, how he can find and explore new paths.
Alfonso moved to Munich in September 2014. For four years, he worked in the ballet ensemble of the Gärtnerplatz Theater. After that he had to take a break and think about where he wanted to go, what he wanted to do. Something about Munich made him stay. He likes the vibe and wants to establish himself as a dancer, even though it is not easy here compared to other cities. The alternative dance scene in Munich is small, there are few places to rehearse, and his network is not that big yet. He has had a dance project in the Gasteig that lasted a whole year, which gives him courage for more. Since he is a freelancer and travels a lot, it is not easy for Alfonso to find a connection to the queer community in Munich. He tries to incorporate his activism into his dance.
Alfonso's wish is to grow as an artist, to try new things and find stability at the same time. He feeds his interest in audiovisual media and graphic design by studying at a distance teaching university in Barcelona. “I want to take all these skills and try to understand how to grow, to embrace what I do and how to use them in the language of my dance.”