Season 5 begins with a bang in September 2019! An open stage program hosted by Dyane Neiman, where anyone can share a prepared 7-minute story on the topic of SERENDIPITY: stories of chance encounters. Date and venue will be announced in August.
The Bear presents a Workshop in the Art of Storytelling on July 6th in Berlin
Storytelling is a skill that you can master. If you are willing to stretch your skills, knowledge, and imagination, you can become a compelling storyteller.
This inspiring, challenging, and uplifting one-day workshop in the ancient art of storytelling is presented by the creators of The Bear, Dyane Neiman and Ben McGuire.
What to Expect
You will learn the art of unpacking our ordinary stories to discover the delicious details and transformational moments that make them extraordinary.
Some of the topics we will cover in this experiential workshop are:
Why does your story matter?
What’s your unique voice and style?
Story as visual art – painting pictures on stage
Theatre - using physical space to create a theatre for your story
Embodied storytelling – using your body as another voice
The power in vulnerability
Overcoming fear and nerves
Storytelling Performance with Campfire & Catering
We create a supportive space for you to learn, improve, and have fun while growing a crucial skill for communication, leadership, and life. The day culminates in a nourishing dinner from Doll`s Kitchen and an “urban campfire” performance for you to tell your extraordinary story.
5 Main Takeaways
Learn how the brain is hardwired for storytelling to easily and quickly understand, remember and take action
Discover techniques to help you find and structure your story
Receive motivating feedback on your unique voice and style as a storyteller
Understand how to move your storytelling from common to compelling
Have fun meeting and sharing your passion with other storytelling enthusiasts
About the Trainers:
As Founder and host of The Bear, Berlin`s favourite personal storytelling event, Dyane has created a stage for the sharing of over 400 personal stories to over 2000 listeners in 4 years. Dyane is a NYC-bred, Berlin-based business owner of Moving Speaker helping professionals to create and deliver clear, vivid messages that move audiences to action. She draws on a long history of embodied storytelling as an award-winning dancer, choreographer and theatre director. She is renowned for her heart and warmth and the “wit, humour, and self-irony” (Handelsblatt) she brings to the art of story.
As a lawyer, writer, documentary filmmaker, and photographer Ben lives and breathes story. With a passionate belief in the ferocious power of story to create and shape worlds, Ben`s mission is to empower people to burst out of their comfort zones and unlock their human potential. He consults to leading corporates and individuals on brand and story, is an improvised theatre performer and mentor to storytellers and speakers.
Venue: exploratorium berlin
10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg Mehringdamm 55
(Sarotti-Höfe), Aufgang C then D, Saal 2
U-Bhf. Mehringdamm (U6, U7)
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Workshop fee: 150,-EUR and discount 120,- EUR
*Work exchange is available for those in financial need.
*10% of proceeds go to the non-profit storytelling event The Bear.
Bring: Comfortable clothes, something to take notes with and a story (if you have one.)
If you have any questions: email@example.com / Tel. 0176. 654. 256.35
To register and pay via Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
or direct bank transfer: just send us an email and we will send you the bank details.
The Bear teams up with MDC (Max-Debrück-Centrum für Molecular Medizin) to present EUREKA! stories of discovery at LANGE NACHT der WISSENSCHAFTEN 2019.
We are ending Season 4 with a splash: your Favorite Storytellers from the last 9 shows, exploring the topic: ALONE - fish-out-of-water stories with their true, personal stories. Accompanied by live music from Felix Komoll and lively audience interaction with host Dyane Neiman.
Join us for an evening of handmade stories, where the act of creation is our delight or doomsday.
Let the month of January inspire your coldest 7-min conflict ever!
The Bear Favorite Storytellers recorded Christmas Stories at the KCRW Radio studio in Berlin. The stories will be broadcasted starting on December 21, 2018 at 7:29 am.
Story writing & telling expert CATHERINE BROPHY (Dublin)
IS BACK IN BERLIN BY POPULAR DEMAND! JULY 24TH & JULY 25TH
July 24th: Improve your story in one easy lesson
Bring a story you want to polish/improve. You’ll have a chance to tell your story and to get feedback. The workshop will focus on:
- The essentials for each section of the story
- Making the most of the climax
- Editing your story
- Feedback guidelines which you can apply to every story you create.
If you attended last year's workshop, this will be a follow up. If did not attend last year’s workshop… no problem. You’ll learn a lot about telling stories and you’ll meet some lovely people.
Lukas-Kirche, home of Center Berlin Toastmasters;
Bernburger Strasse 3-5, 10963 (near Anhalter Bhf. and Potsdamer Platz).
Time: Doors open at 7 pm; Workshop is 7:30-9:30 pm
Cost: 10 euros
Bring: Something to take notes and a story (if you have one.)
Please register: dyane.@thebear-storytelling.de
July 25th: Good Stories make Good Business
How do you attract new customers and keep the old ones engaged? The expert storytelling writer and teller Catherine Brophy (Dublin) will help you discover the best story to promote your business. You will learn how to develop a story, good storytelling essentials, and receive feedback on your first draft (or finished story).
Working in small groups and sharing experiences and information, you will find a new way to communicate effectively and powerfully in your business and personal relationships.
And you will have fun.
The workshop is presented in cooperation with
Venue: WeWork at Ku'damm 11, 10719 Berlin (7th floor, please bring ID)
Date: Wednesday, July 25: 6:30-8:00 pm.
Cost: WeWork members are free; guests 10 euros.
Bring: Something to take notes and a story (if you have one)
Please register - places are limited:
We’re ending our third season with a “Bang!”:
9 Award-winning storytellers take the stage with STRANDED: stories of being stuck. Live music from the free-styin’ violinist and songwriter: Roland Satterwhite. Bonus: Film premiere “Pete’s Last Dance” and a Potluck Buffet from the audience.
Everyone has stories to tell… funny uncles, strange neighbours, near misses, tragic accidents, romances, ghosts, meetings with famous people… Most of us don’t realise just how many stories we have and the rest of us don’t know how best to tell them.
This workshop will help you to:
- Discover your stories
- Give you guidelines to make them come alive
And… if we have time…
- Give you practice in performing them
- Give you tips on how to overcome performance anxiety.
We’ll do some relaxation and guided imagining. We’ll share our stories in twos and our insights in the group. We will help, encourage and learn from one another. We will laugh, have a good time and learn a whole lot.
And, if you enjoy this workshop, you might want to go on and learn how to make other stories your own.
CATHERINE BROPHY is a professional writer, story-teller, broadcaster, audiologist, and she also facilitates workshops. She’s a Gemini… they’re the cosmic multi-taskers!
She leads a blameless life in Ireland, but travels whenever she can. She’s been rescued by a circus troupe in Serbia, had breakfast with a Zambian chief, ate camel stew in the Sahara, and was kicked by a horse on the Mexican plain. Yeah… she has a couple of stories to tell.
Catherine is a storytelling coach usually via Internet for The Bear. On July 21st you can experience her “live” on stage at The Bear and in this workshop on July 25th.
St Lukas, home of Center Berlin Toastmasters
Bernburger Strasse 3-5
(near Anhalter Bhf. and Potsdamer Platz).
Doors open at 7 pm;
Workshop is 7:30-9:30 pm
Place is limited,
Tel. 0176. 654. 256. 35
Conflict is the blood of compelling stories, that’s why we are going to the roots. Family feuds, family frolic; Sunday dinners, after-Christmas divorces, springtime weddings; births and deaths; heritage and inheritance; skeletons in closets, treasures in the attic; families we get, we choose, we leave, we love.
Tales of you against the world.
Culture clashes, neighbor bashes; teen anarchy, work hierarchy, unaccepted anatomy, unintended blasphemy; intuition vs. intellect; inner and outer worlds; times of explosive conflict that left you gayer and grayer.
WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE: Prepare a 5-minute story when your way of doing & thinking clashed with the world.
"I could have avoided you, but somehow I knew you were a collision worth having.
The miraculous birth of a baby or a book; falling in love … again; dancing when no one is watching; the marvel of man’s inventions, descensions and provocations; the majesty of mountains and mothers, the reverence of little insects and little lies; the moment were you forgot to breathe because you were in awe or awfully confused.