Hotel iocandi is born at the beginning of the year 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 acted in several festivals in 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 ♫ joins the project and the three of them undertake the creation of the long version of Esquerdes, premiered in October 2014 at the Festival Escena Poblenou in Barcelona.
Griselda Juncà is born in Sant Feliu Sasserra (Bages). She trains at the Rogelio Rivel Circus School and she specializes in fixed trapeze in London at The Circus Space school. Together with Tomeu Amer, she is a founding partner of the circus company Hotel iocandi. She is also a member of the Col·lectiu La Persiana, which at the moment is in tour with the show Violeta.
She has collaborated with the company Circ Teatre Modern, in the show Impromptu, presented at the Mercat de les Flors within the series Circ d’Ara Mateix.
She has a degree in Humanities and Literature Theory.
Tomeu Amer is born in Manacor (Majorca). He trains in circus at the Rogelio Rivel Circus School, where he specializes in balance ladder and acrobatics.
He is a member of the companies Neo-Rural and Trifaldó. With the latter one he has acted in festivals such as Fira Tàrrega and Trapezi Reus, as well as in other festivals in Holland and France.
Tomeu has also a broad experience as an actor, he has been part of 28i1/2, a play directed by Oriol Broggi, with whom he had already worked before in El cercle de guix caucasià, Cyranos and El carter del rei. He has also taken part in L’Odissea, directed by Pere Fullana, and Història Robada, directed by Joan Gomila. Both plays won the Projecte Alcover.