Hotel iocandi was born at the beginning of 2012, when Tomeu Amer and Griselda Juncà met after having finished their training period at the Circus School Rogelio Rivel and after having undertaken other projects (Tomeu with the company Trifaldó and Griselda finishing her training in fixed trapeze at The Circus Space in London).
From this first meeting, the short piece Esquerdes was born and it was selected by the project Camins Emergents 2013-2014. With this piece, they have performed in several festivals of Catalonia, Spain, France and Italy (Trapezi Reus, MAC Arts de Carrer, Européenne de cirque de Toulouse, Bilboko Kalealdia, Curtcirckit, Kaldearte Vitoria, Festival Brocante, Mercat de les Flors… among others).
At the beginning of 2013, the singer Joana Gomila joined the project and the three of them undertook the creation of the long version of Esquerdes, premiered in October 2014 at the Festival Escena Poblenou in Barcelona.
The company has been awarded the Zirkolika 2014 Award for Best Emerging Company, Zirkolika 2015 Award for Best Show, and ATAPIB 2015 Award for Best Performer.
“What is in the empty space between two pieces that do not fit? A man and a woman meet in a place. He climbs. She runs. Just a simple movement… and the game can start.”