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The Storytelling evening „THE BEAR“

The Storytelling evening „THE BEAR“

Meeet-Mitte: Friday, 15.06.2018 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.

The Great Outdoors

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything betterAlbert Einstein


Russell Foster, a leading ophthalmologist, points out: “From the year 1800 to 2000, we’ve moved from 90% of people working outside to less than 20%. In a very short space of time, we’ve gone from being an outdoor species to spending most of our time in dim, dark caves.”

Prepare a 5-7 minute story about you and the great outdoors. We aren’t interested in hearing about beautiful sunsets and breathing-taking mountaintop views.

Conflict is the engine that drives any story.

Tell us about the sunset that was covered by clouds; the mountaintop you didn’t reach; the mud your tires got stuck in; the bee sting that almost killed you; the wind that swept the 100 euros out of your hand.

Share with us your personal: humble-human-in-the-great-outdoors story



Musical guest: TBA



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

Ort: Meeet-Mitte, Chausseestr. 86, 10115 Berlin Mitte

Admission tickets: General 8 Euro, discounted 5 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 Season 2017-2018

  • Friday, 22nd of September 2017 –
  • Friday, 20th of October 2017
  • Friday, 17th of November 2017
  • Friday, 15th of December 2017
  • Friday, 19th of January2018
  • Friday, 16th of February 2018
  • Friday, 16th of March 2018
  • Friday, 20th of April 2018
  • Friday, 18th of May 2018
  • Friday, 15th of June 2018
  • Friday, 20th of July 2018






Links and further information: or

I’d like to tell a story, how does it work?

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Storytelling tips

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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

Get in touch:

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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pictures: Johannes Sylvester Fluhr, Michael Rost, Portraits Neiman, Rost: private, used with kindly permission. Banner: Photo by Jimmy Chang on Unsplash, Lost&Found-office: Public Domain cc0 via Pixabay