• Scenatet presents
  • Interludium
  • by Jeppe Ernst
  • Passage Festival
  • August 6, 2023


The Weather in Us

The Weather in Us

The Weather in Us is an interdisciplinary performance for fifteen musicians, singers, and performers created by Scenatet in collaboration with composer Bára Gísladóttir and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir. Exploring the deep, primordial interconnectedness between human life and the weather, this performance asks a series of difficult but simultaneously incredibly urgent questions about what it means to be a human being in the time of climate change.

Will the increasingly extreme weather phenomena motivate people to respond to the climate crisis? Or are we all simply too affected by that which the psychologist Peter Kahn has named “environmental generational amnesia” – a term describing the way in which each generation tends to regard the state of nature they were born into as ‘natural’, ‘undamaged’, and ‘eternal’. Are we unable to respond to climate change for the simple reason that we haven’t personally perceived the state of the world that these changes are measured against?

What does it mean, not simply for our physical environment but for who we are as human beings, that nature, the climate, and the weather is changing at a pace that is at once increasingly rapid and yet at the same time nearly imperceptible? That is the question that The Weather in Us attempts to interrogate.

The work is a commission by Scenatet in collation with SPOR festival (DK), Ultima Festival, (NO) and HELLERAU (DE).

Premiere May 2025.

Supported by

Danish Arts Foundation and KODA Culture.