A YEAR WITHOUT SUMMER
2024 - 2025
A Year Without a Summer is a devised work of visual choreography for the big stage, a haunting performance about the summer of 1816 and the Gothic fiction of Frankenstein and The Vampire authored that season.
Through this lens, we look at how we are haunted by our past, especially now in the form of climate change. Disrupted weather is never made in the present but a result of actions in the past. These things are connected by a Mount Tambora erupting in Southeast Asia in 1815 that indirectly motivated the creation of the novels because of the climate crisis it created in Europe the following year. In Marble Crowd’s ultimate performance in their landscape trilogy, the weather and the supernatural are both material and method.
The work will premiere at Reykjavík City Theatre next season, 2024 - 2025.