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 Institut Joan Salvat Papasseit was created in 1979, under the name of "Institut Nacional de Bachillerat Barceloneta". The location of the institute will take advantage of the facilities of the old metallurgical factory "La Maquinista Terrestre i Marítima". The grounds of the old naval factory are also home to the Institut Narcís Monturiol (specialising in chemistry training courses), the Escola Alexandre Galí, the Escola Bressol Municipal la Mar and the Centre d'Educació Ambiental la Fàbrica del Sol. A few metres from the Somorrostro beach, the Salvat Papasseit is also very close to the Barceloneta Civic Centre, the Mediterrània School and the Barcelona Biomedical Research Centre.


Presentation updated in September 2023



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