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The Storytelling evening „THE BEAR“

The Storytelling evening „THE BEAR“

Maschinenhaus der Kulturbrauerei: Friday, 15.03.2019 8:00 pm (doors: 7:30pm) (please find the German version of this storytelling evening here / die deutsche Version dieser Ankündigung ist hier):


The Bear – True Stories. Erzähltes Leben.

„The Bear is an incredibly inspiring, moving, funny, delightful evening.“
Khushi Pasquale, storyteller; June 17, 2016


Dessert for the Heart

The Bear is a monthly storytelling contest in Berlin. The stage is open for true stories, told live in both English and German languages. Live music and lively audience interaction give the evening a cozy and entertaining note.

The Bear celebrates the art of raconteur in a world that is drowning in information and starving for wisdom. We come together as strangers and somehow, leave connected by our shared human experience.

This month the Bear is moving on the big stage at Kesselhaus / Maschinenhaus at the Kulturbrauerei and presents handpicked stories!

PURPOSE: stories from the non-profit world

“I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.”R.J. Anderson, Ultraviolet

We invited people to share with us, “Why they work?”, — surprisingly it has nothing to do with money.

A jewelry designer goes back to her home country to begin a for profit adventure when a natural disaster changes her life; a bored historian’s life changes when she leaves a dusty archive to speak directly to the people on the pages; a social worker comforts a crying refugee with a hug – did he cross the line?; the memory of a 9-year old boy clinging to her leg, won’t let this woman go back to her everyday life again; a normal workday ends in tragedy that reawakens one man’s sense of life and work purpose; everyone told her: not here, not possible, no one can change the dire lives of these children, but she did.


Musical guest: Teresa Seabird

Back by popular demand – singer, songwriter, musician Teresa Seabird accompanies the evening. Here’s a sampling of her musical magic below.

International film premiere: The Surfer and the Birds.

In December 2018, Bear Storyteller Ben McGuire told the gripping story of a courageous young Australian surfer who risked his life to rescue Ben’s drowning mother.  The Bear proudly presents our first international film premiere as Ben returns to the stage in March to present his new short film, inspired by those incredible events.



Termin:  Every third Friday per month, 7:30pm doors (and the „Bear-Bar“) open | 8:00pm stories begin

Ort: Maschinenhaus der Kulturbrauerei; Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin

Admission tickets: General 13 Euro, discounted 10 Euro: Seating is not guaranteed, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals.

THE BEAR Storytelling 2018/19

  • 15. März 2019 – (mit kuratiertem Programm!) – dieses Mal im Maschinenhaus der Kulturbrauerei; Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin
  • 12. April 2019
  • 17. Mai 2019
  • 14. Juni, 2019 “Evening of the Champs“(mit Party und Buffet zum Saisonende






Links and further information: or

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The Bear

Dyane Neiman, Berlin-based, New York-bred, is the business owner of Moving Speaker and the founder of the non-profit storytelling organization THE BEAR. She collaborates with people who want to spread ideas and make messages stick. Dyane is an expert in communication that moves people physically & emotionally. She has been literally moving people all her professional life. As a former award-winning choreographer and director, Dyane moved audiences with her signature style that included “wit, humor, and self-irony” (Handelsblatt).

Dyane is dedicated to inspiring people from all walks of life to discover the power of their own voice and their own stories to move audiences to action.

„… one thing Dyane Neiman never is: boring!“ Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

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Michael Rost our regular co-host, is a native of Bremen, who fell in love with Berlin and its stories a long time ago. He turned his passion into a profession, and when he is not on stage at The Bear, he is making stones talk as he fascinates people about Berlin in his tour guide business Berlin Erkundungen.

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Bildnachweis: Beitragsbilder: Felix  Limmer und Johannes Sylvester Fluhr und Michael Rost, Portraits Neiman, Rost: privat, genutzt mit freundlicher Genehmigung. Banner: Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash