Six “actors-researchers” scan the Second World War archives and track the “banality of absolute evil”
In a theatre transformed in a meeting room, six “actors-researchers” become successively investigators, historians and Second World War Nazi officials. They examine Hitler’s, Speer’s or Himmler’s “banality of absolute evil” in order to grasp the one of our contemporary ordinary “monsters”. After “Z comme Zigzag”, “Le Petit Z (cf. Deleuze) », Bérangère Jannelle creates « Mélancholia Europea – Une enquête démocratique », as a manufacture of history in the present tense. A tribute to the power of active thought.
Writing & direction Bérangère Jannelle Inspired by Hannah Arendt direction assistant Hakim Romatif Scenography Alban Ho Van Assisted by Aude Aboul-Nasr Lighting creation Christian Dubet sound & music creation Jean-Damien Ratel video creation Thomas Guiral Costumes Laurence Chalou set making Atelier MC2: Grenoble Company La Ricotta
with Noémie Carcaud, Sophie Neveu, Rodolphe Poulain, Hakim Romatif, Bachir Tlili & THE COMPOSER Jean-Damien Ratel