Escarlata Circus IN RESiDENCE at the School Joan Salvat-Papasseit

Escarlata Circus, established by Jordi Aspa and Bet Miralta in the 1980s, is a circus company with its own unique personality. The company creates shows for the street, the big top and unusual and unconventional venues. They have directed and led projects and events in small and large formats, including El gegant dels 7 mars. They have taken their pieces around Europe and the world, and have formed part of the creative team at Trapezi, the Circus Festival of Catalonia, and were its artistic directors for the first fifteen years that this event took place.

In recognition of their work and career, spanning fifteen years, they have received the Government of Catalonia’s National Prize for Circus at Trapezi and the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s National Prize for Circus, also at Trapezi, as well as an Applause Award in the Sebastià Gasch Prizes for their show Pugilatus.

Biography written in 2017

School Joan Salvat-Papasseit

The Joan Salvat-Papasseït participates for the second time in RESIDENCIAL, with a group of students of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of ESO.


The Joan Salvat Papasseit Secondary School was inaugurated in 1979, under the name of the Instituto Nacional de Bachillerato (National Baccalaureate Institute) “Barceloneta”. The school’s location made the most of the facilities of the old metallurgical factory “La Maquinista Terrestre i Marítima” (The Land and Maritime Machinery Manufacturer). On the grounds of the old naval factory we also find the Narcís Monturiol Institute (specialising in chemistry training courses), the Alexandre Galí Primary School, the Mar Municipal Nursery School and the Environmental Education Centre, La Fàbrica del Sol. A few metres from the beach, the Salvat Papasseit Secondary School is also very close to the Barceloneta Civic Centre, the Mediterranean School and the Biomedical Research Centre of Barcelona.


Presentation updated in September 2022



Students 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of ESO:
Óscar Caldes, Malena Domènech, Kaouthar El Amrani, Arianna Espinoza, Alba Martínez, Katerina Motovska, Rania Moussouber, Júlia Paredes, Jordi Sala, Reybert Jiménez, Izan Ruiz and Sara Tribak

Rubén Sapinya, Amanda Soto, Montse Muñoz and Francesc González    

Curation and coordination:
La Central del Circ

Directed by:
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium