Author, Actor, Director
Poster: Cristian Balint
Spectators are light designers:
© Roland Vaczi
On stage with a smartphone too:
© Sylvain Ducolombier

C’est bon • E ok • Rendben • This is just a story

Bilingual poetic fiction told in Romanian and French • with a bit of Magyarul, English, Deutsch…
It can also be presented in ENG/FR or DE/FR.
Show (almost) written, and directed • performed • sang • danced • improvized by Julien Daillère.
Duration: 80 min.

This is just a story is a poor theater of today, combining the light of smartphones and the sound of bamboo jaw harps. Caustic and poetic, the relationship with the public is built with humor: a split between stand-up and shamanism.

Next performances:

Performance: 27th June 2019 at 20:00
Fabrica de Pensule (Paintbrush Factory)
Str. Henri Barbusse, nr. 59-61, 400616 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Booking: http://fabricadepensule.ro

+ workshop “Play the bamboo jaw-harp” Saturday 29th June from 14:00 to 16:00
Booking: http://bit.ly/ThisIsJustAStory

+ meeting: « La marge heureuse » Saturday 29th June from 17:00 to 19:00
Participation is free, we meet in Cluj train station Cluj, tel. +40771755739

+ workshop “Body Haunting Theater” Sunday 30th of June from 14:00 to 16:00
Booking: http://bit.ly/31Lq0V9

Performance: 11th and 12th July 2019 at 19:30
Uzina Foto
Str. Plopilor, nr 9, Târgu Mureș, Romania
Booking: https://www.livetickets.ro/bilete/-this-is-just-a-story-târgu-mureș

Other performances to be confirmed…

Creation in Romania in 2019

Creation: Friday 5th October 2018 at 20:00
Fabrica de Pensule (Paintbrush Factory)
Str. Henri Barbusse, nr. 59-61, 400616 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Reservation : http://www.reservr.net/u/Fabrica-de-Pensule/event/1rzrks4eRhLLGwNg

Tour in France, 2019

Performance: Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 19:30
Comédie de Picardie
62 rue des Jacobins, 80000 Amiens, France

Performances: 14th and 15th February 2019 at 14:30 and 19:30
Anis Gras, le lieu de l’autre
55 av Laplace – 94110 Arcueil (5 min from parisian RER B “Laplace”), France
+ workshop “Table à Savoir-Faire”: initiation to Romanian language and plurilingual poetry writing

Performances: 19th February 2019 at 14:30 and 20:00
Le théâtre de verre
12 rue Henri Ribière, 75019 Paris, France

Performance: 2nd March 2019 at 19:00
Villa Sator
Hosted by Le Nombril du Monde
7 rue des Merveilles, 79130 Pougne-Hérisson, France
Booking: +33 6 69 18 75 27 ou traverscene@gmail.com

Performances : 6th, 7th, 8th March 2019 at 20:00
Le Lavoir Public
4 impasse Flesselles, 69001 Lyon, France
+ meeting : “La marge heureuse” Monday 4th March 2019

Performance: 9th march 2019 at 20:00
Église Saint-Philibert
Rue Michelet, 21000 Dijon

Performance: 5th April 2019 at 19:30
Anis Gras, le lieu de l’autre
55 av Laplace – 94110 Arcueil (5 min from parisian RER B “Laplace”), France

Tour in Romania, 2019

Performance: 6th May 2019
Teatrul de Artă Deva, Deva Performing Arts – 2nd edition
Str. 1 Decembrie, nr. 15, Deva, 400616 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Performance: 9th and 10th May 2019 at 19:00
Muzeul de Artă Cluj
Piața Unirii, nr. 30, 400098, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Booking 09th May : http://reservr.net/u/Fabrica-de-Pensule/event/dchDNr6O3mavmywC
Booking 10th May : http://reservr.net/u/Fabrica-de-Pensule/event/0id4nx42DQRD9DOH

Performance: 23th May 2019 at 19:00
Centrul Replika
Str. Lânăriei, nr. 93-95, sector 4, Bucharest, Romania
Free entrance.
Booking: https://centrulreplika.com/event/this-is-just-a-story/

Performance: 24th May 2019 at 21:00
Teatrul Naţional „Marin Sorescu” din Craiova
Str. Alexandru Ioan Cuza, nr. 11, 200585, Craiova, Romania

Performance: 6th June 2019 at 19:00
Teatru Fix
Str. Bucium, nr. 34, 700265, Iași, Romania
+ meeting : “La marge heureuse” 04th June 2019 at 18:00
+ theater workshop 05th June at 16:00
Tickets: http://teatrufix.ro/

Performance: 27th June 2019 at 20:00
Fabrica de Pensule (Paintbrush Factory)
Str. Henri Barbusse, nr. 59-61, 400616 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Booking: http://fabricadepensule.ro

+ workshop “Play the bamboo jaw-harp” Saturday 29th June from 14:00 to 16:00
Booking: http://bit.ly/ThisIsJustAStory

+ meeting: « La marge heureuse » Saturday 29th June from 17:00 to 19:00
Participation is free, we meet in Cluj train station Cluj, tel. +40771755739

+ workshop “Body Haunting Theater” Sunday 30th of June from 14:00 to 16:00
Booking: http://bit.ly/31Lq0V9

Performance: 11th and 12th July 2019 at 19:30
Uzina Foto
Str. Plopilor, nr 9, Târgu Mureș, Romania
Booking: https://www.livetickets.ro/bilete/-this-is-just-a-story-târgu-mureș

Other performances to be confirmed…

Presentation and communication materials

Trailer (Video: Mihai Stanciu, whole video available on demand):

Short trailer, 1 min : https://vimeo.com/298723350

This is just a story is a poor theater of today, combining the light of smartphones and the sound of bamboo jaw harps. Caustic and poetic, the relationship with the public is built with humor: a split between stand-up and shamanism.

Today, paradoxically, the obsession with fake news, as opposed to what would be true facts, reinforces the idea that it is possible to have direct access to the truth and then to transmit it. Some would say the truth about the world, others would falsify it.
This is just a story explores the fictional dimension of what is presented as true.

Why are men different from women?
What do we expect from robots and humans for the society of tomorrow?
Why does the sheep look so strange in the famous Balkan myth Mioriţa?

The transition from one language to another, between French and another language (Eng, Ro or De), will allow to transmit an intelligible version of the speech for each person speaking at least one of these two languages. However, it will create spaces of doubt and thus of imagination, will encourage the interpretation of other signs to complete the intellectual comprehension: a story is never understood, it is always re-invented.

The way this show is “marginally” programmed and performed inspired the whole process: www.lamargeheureuse.com

Communication materials:

Contact media: traverscene@gmail.com

Images:
To download the photos below in high definition, click left on the picture and then, on the full size picture, click right (download).

A lot of other High Definition photos here !

(If other materials needed, please contact traverscene@gmail.com)

Sounds (links below to download the sounds):

  1. "This is just a story" (song)
  2. Jaw harp, rehearsal


To download “This is just a story (song)”: click (left) here, then click (right) on the track list
To download “Jaw harp, rehearsal”: click (left) here, then click (right) on the track list

Press review

Tele M Iași / C’est bon. E ok. Rendben. This is just a story / 2019 (RO) :
(Interview Olga Moroșan, 07.06.2019)

Iași TV Life / C’est bon. E ok. Rendben. This is just a story / 2019 (RO) :
(With Tatiana Pașcovschi, 07.06.2019)

TVR Craiova, Émission “Regiunea în obiectiv” / C’est bon. E ok. Rendben. This is just a story / 2019 (RO) :
(Interview Simona Stefania Musuroi / Images of the show Mihai Stanciu, 24.05.2019)

Report by Transilvania Culturală (thanks to Vasile Hotea-Fernezan for the interview and Mihai Stanciu for the video of the show) after the premiere on the 5th of October 2018 :

Radio ITW about the show “C’est bon. E ok. Rendben. This is just a story” in Romania (2019)

History and partners

The creation of This is just a story started in April 2018 with the participation of Julien Daillère to the FMR sessions organized by Colectiv A association at Fabrica de Pensule, independent venue for artistic activities in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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Special support for certain representations of the tour in chronological order: in Pougne-Hérisson the performance is hosted by Le Nombril du Monde / in Dijon with the support of the City of Dijon and the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs / in Cluj Napoca the performance, organized by the Fabrica de Pensule / Reform to Perform, is hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts of Cluj Napoca, co-funded by the Administraţia Fondului Cultural Naţional Proiectul, with the support of the French Institute of Cluj Napoca. It does not necessarily represent the position of the AFCN. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the representation or how its results can be used. They are the full responsibility of the beneficiary of funding / in Bucharest with the support of CEREFREA – Villa Noël and of the French Institute of Bucharest / in Iaşi with the support of the French Institute of Iaşi / …
La Saison France-Roumanie 2019 est organisée et mise en œuvre :
Pour la Roumanie : par le ministère des Affaires étrangères, le Secrétariat général du Gouvernement, le ministère de la Culture et de l’Identité nationale, le ministère de la Défense, le ministère du Tourisme, le ministère de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, le ministère de l’Education, le ministère de l’Economie, l’Ambassade de Roumanie en France et l’Institut culturel roumain.
Commissaire général : Andrei Tarnea
Pour la France : par l’Institut français avec le soutien du ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères, du ministère de la Culture, du ministère de l’Economie et des Finances, du ministère de l’Education nationale, du ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, du ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire, du ministère des Sports, de l’Ambassade de France en Roumanie, du réseau des établissements de l’Institut français de Roumanie et des Alliances françaises.
Commissaire général : Jean-Jacques Garnier.