Jaime Llopis (ES)
Graduated in drama at ESAD (Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Valencia), he studied dance and Choreography in Arnhem, Holland. Graduated in a.pass postmasters program, he is currently studying philosophy. Based in Brussels since 2003, he has been working as a dancer/performer for different independent choreographers as well as developing his own choreographic work. He has collaborated with Hisako Horikawa, Andros Zins-Browne, Norberto Llopis Segarra, Kyung ae Ro, Sara Manente, Marcos Simoes and Paz Rojo between others. His artistic research focuses on the body as a hinge between praxis (ways of doing) and perceptive patterns.
Jaime Llopis (ES): Samantha
We call this dance Samantha as many people do when they give their dogs a human name.
Samantha is not a dog, but although she could be human, she's not a person(a).
A solo without a person(a), Samantha is the refutation of a solo.
In a game of cat-and-mouse sometimes she plays the mouse, sometimes the cat; escaping becoming someone, she is threatened by many other ones.
She doesn't move according to the construction of her own identity but as the expanding multiplicity of personas that traverse her.
She's blind. She's many at once.