Individual residencies / Olot


From Wednesday, 2 December 2020 to Sunday, 6 December 2020

Director and Creator of Escarlata
Sant Esteve de Palautordera


When he was twenty, he studied at Annie Fratellini’s circus school in Paris, touring with the Fratellini Circus with his comic training number. In 1987 together with Bet Miralta they created “Escarlata Circus”. They create shows of street, hall and tent; they make national and international tours. He has been the director and creator of shows and large and small format events, in side, street and tents, with students from circus schools and profesional companies. From 1997 to 2011, together with Bet Miralta, he was the artistic director of the Fair Trapezi from its creation to the 15th edition. Jordi Aspa and Bet Miralta for their Trapezi project have been awarded: 2007 Prize National Culture Award by the Generalitat de Catalunya and in 2012 the National Circus Award by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Spain in Trapezi for his career during the years of the artistic direction of Escarlata Circus. Applause for the FAD Sebastià Gasch awards at the Pugilatus show.


During my stay at Faberllull Olot I will classify the subject and deepen the reading and viewing of the documentary sources mentioned in my project to extract triggers in the form of questions and actions that will allow me to weave the second research process and begin the thesis writing. I will generate a self-assessment of this period and write the paper on the state of development of the research.

Where Hotel means laughter

We understood everything when we realised it was all a conspiracy. 

We came to Faber Olot bewitched and hypnotised. 

To find the solution to this near-secret operation on par with a national organisation and with international relations.  

We researched phones and with founts of knowledge that even included the Font de la Moixina. We got to interview people in Olot and its surroundings. We filled our bellies with the best produce and transformed it with questions and answers yet to be defined.

The great solution lies in the name of the hotel where we were staying. Hotel Riu.

There's nothing better than having one of the first sanctuaries for our project researching a new paradigm of laughter be phonetically identical to the third person or the imperative form of the verb to laugh in Catalan, which is what led us on this new adventure.

So, yes! We've laughed, we've made others laugh and we're even more aware that we have to encourage laughter so it doesn't become an endangered species here at home or anywhere on the planet.

Thank you for providing this cradle for the shakings of this frank, healthy, beneficial act.

We are borrowing this verb that should be immortal and quotidian, but we'll leave a trace so you can rock with it and delight in it whenever you want.

Thank you,

els Escarlata


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