Marble Crowd (IS)

A Year Without Summer / Árið án sumars

Saturday 17 February At 10:00 – 11:30
VEGA Scene

A group of privileged white people lounge around in their villa, partying and telling each other stories of monsters as the world is suspended in time. A Year Without Summer is a double bill inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and The Vampire by John Polidori, two stories that came about in 1816, “the year without summer,” when a volcanic eruption in Indonesia sparked a climate crisis in Europe. Using these two classic gothic tales and their common origin story to compare that fateful summer to our climate situation today, "Marble Crowd" present their third collective choreography for the big stage – as an invocation of shadows and suspended bodies.

Artist / Company Bio

Marble Crowd is a Reykjavik based ensemble of artists interested in the site-specificity of big stages, weather maps, the impossible and in choreographic strategies of play as tools for transformative spectacle. A Year Without Summer is a finale to their trilogy on hope and disaster: landscapes, big stages and the collective. Their previous two productions Moving mountains in three essays (K3|Tanzplan, Kampnagel Hamburg, 2017) and Øland (Iceland National Theatre, 2020) have received wide acclaim.

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  • Concept, creation and performance

    Marble Crowd (Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Saga Kjerúlf Sigurðardóttir, Sigurður Arent Jónsson, Védí
  • Scenography and costumes

    Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir
  • Original Music

    Gunnar Karel Másson
  • Assistant Director

    Birnir Jón Sigurðsson
  • Dramaturgy

    Igor Dobricic
  • Production

    MurMur Productions
  • Co-production

    Reykjavík City Theatre (IS), Reykjavík Dance Festival (IS)