The Hotel Iocandi company is created in early 2012, when Tomeu Amer and Griselda Juncà reconnect in Barcelona. From this meeting, and born from the mutual enthusiasm to merge creative desires and circus disciplines, the short piece Cracks (Esquerdes) is created, selected for the Camins Emergents project in 2013. In spring 2014, the singer and double bass player Joana Gomila joins the team and the three undertake the task of creating the long version of Cracks (Esquerdes), which premiered May 2015 at the Trapezi Fair in Reus. Ever since, the show has travelled to many festivals, cities and towns throughout Catalunya, Spain, Europe and Asia. Cracks (Esquerdes) was awarded the Zirkòlika Best Show award in 2015.
In 2019 the company creates Peix, wich premiered at the Fira Tàrrega, and where it was awarded FiraTàrrega Moritz Award for best street arts premiere 2019.
The company is a part of La Persiana collective and has also participated in the show Invisibles, XXI Winter Circus at the Ateneu Popular 9Barris (XXI Circ d’Hivern de l’Ateneu Popular 9Barris) and in Rakkaus, Winter Circus 2018 (Circ d’Hivern 2018) in Helsinki, Finland.
“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.”
Second production of this company that presents a solo of small-medium format based on the circus and the clown. A reflection, from the poetic of the absurd on the impact of tourism, on the struggle of powers, on the emptiness, the silence and the loneliness in front of the immensity. A metaphorical trip to the human depths to look for what makes us continue swimming, looking, paddling despite the unforeseeable and always amazing magnitude and force of the waves.