Bio

Joan Català Carrasco was born in Barcelona in 1978. He is a curious observer interested in the plastic and movement arts in which the body and/or the objects are communicators. He understands the scene as a space for dialogue between humans, objects and the environment where game and work melt together with the tools, experiences and ideas that each of us bring.
In 1994, Joan made its first contact with plastic arts at the school of arts La Llotja, Escola d’Arts aplicades i oficis artístics. From 1999 to 2005 he worked for different circus schools such as Carampa in Madrid, Rogelio Rivel en Barcelona y la Escuela Nacional de Circo en Moscou, to specialize in the work of lofts and acrobatic balances.
He also trained in contemporary dance, physical theater and clown with different professionals such as María Muñoz y Pep Ramis(Malpelo), Michel Dellaire, IñakiAzpillaga, Àngels Margarit, Thomas Hauert, David Zambrano, among others.
Since 2005 he has performed in different theaters and festival around the world with the companies Daraomai, Circus Klezmer, the 2Play and Cia. Mudances-Àngels Margarit.

Collaborations:“Little Me” from Eulàlia Ayguadé in the Salmon festival 2012.“Caída Libre” with Iris Heitzinger , 2013 in Barcelona, Valencia and Salzburg.

“You will fall again” from Alex Pachon, an audiovisual project awarded at the International Fiver Festival 2015.

In 2012 he started to develop its own perspective around scenic arts focused on street and urban landscapes. The result was the show Pelat, premiered at Fira Tàrrega 2013. The show is still on, programmed all around the world during season 2019-2020. In 2016 Menar is released at Fira Tàrrega; the second piece created for streets and urban environments. A duet created together with Roser Tutusaus. Today he collaborates working as external view in different companies where the main driver are the movement arts.

Menar
Award CRÍTICA  to the best street spectacle, 2016

 

You will fall again
Cinema and dance award FIVER, 2015

Pelat
Audience award at SEBASTIÀ GASCH awards, Barcelona 2014

 

Pelat
Miramiko at best street performance at MIRAMIRO festival, Bélgica 2014

 

Pelat
Best street performance ZIRKOLIKA, 2013

JOAN CATALÀ / 5100 m/s ©Tristán Pérez-Martín