In his work, Jaime Llopis Segarra tries to implement a series of mechanisms of de-identification. De-identifying the object of representation. De-identifying the subject as a performer. De-identifying the subject as a spectator. De-identifying the time and the space of representation. Undoing the tacit logic of identity that entangles all these elements, in an attempt to suspend expectations.

In his last performance Aliciacarmen he used different explicit tactics in order to activate the audience. For example by gazing towards the spectator in order to break the time of representation. Jaime is not trying to get the audience take some action, but rather initiate a state of being in the performance. From this experience he focuses for the next project towards the question: how can an audience as a community make a solo? Therefore he will interview some people (public or otherwise) to continue in the next phase on experimenting tactics and strategies

Jaime Llopis Segarra

Jaime Llopis studied drama at ESAD (Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Valencia) and dance and choreography at EDDC (European Dance Development Center) in Arnhem. He subsequently graduated from a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies) in Brussels in 2013. Jaime is currently studying philosophy.

Based in Brussels since 2003, he has been working as a dancer and performer for different independent choreographers such as Hisako Horikawa, Andros Zins-Browne etc., as well as developing his own choreographic work (e.g., Make me yours tonight I’m awake, 2009 and Aliciacarmen (2015)).