To believe in Europe still. To start a construction site. To walk the dead. What is this stooped girl in a purple gown coming to tell us, dragging an axe behind? She says in Greek a text inspired by Friedrich Hölderlin’s Menon’s Lament for Diotima, which begins as follows: « Daily I search, now here, now there my wandering takes me. »

It is thus the heart of German romanticism the spokeswoman with zombie looks chooses to call upon, to help the young find their way in the haze of dawn. Everything is still to be built on this abrupt zany ground as kites take off, casting a rain of silver confetti on the suicide bodies.

The seven protagonists keep on erecting scaffoldings which keep on falling down, and on it goes for those modern Sisyphus figures . One can read the myth two ways, and see in it either the miserable worker doomed to the eternal cycle, or the founder of Corinth who managed to defeat Thanatos. Positions emerge from chaos.


6 A.M. HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY is a performance by Greek collective Blitz Theatre Group, presented at the festival d’Avignon in July 2016 and seen while on tour at the Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil from February 23rd to 28th 2017 with the Théâtre de la Ville.