Live narration in German spoken language and German sign language
Death plays a central role in all cultures and is the subject of numerous stories. The storytelling duo Kathleen Rappolt and Jan Sell bring four stories from Italy, India, West Africa and Afghanistan to the stage of the Mechanical Arena in the foyer of the Humboldt Forum.
The two weave fairy tales and stories into a journey through expectations, experiences and memories of death. They perform the storytelling program for adults in German spoken language (Kathleen Rappolt) and sign language (Jan Sell).
Kathleen Rappolt studied Early Years teaching at the ASH Berlin Centre for Further Education. Following that, she completed a Master’s degree in teaching Theatre and Artistic Storytelling. Storytelling in Art and Education (UdK Berlin). Since 2012 she has worked as a freelance storyteller, drama teacher and lecturer. She has been engaged to perform at many different theatres, national and international storytelling festivals, as well as working with educational institutions and in various projects, including ErzählZeit. She has been a member of the Theatre oN ensemble since September 2019. From 2015 to 2019 she was artistic director and presenter for Erzählbühne Berlin.
Jan Sell grew up in a boarding school for deaf people. Even then, he told bedtime stories to other children in the dormitory and created exciting dialogue for films on TV as there were no subtitles in East Germany. At the age of 15 he took to the grand stage and since then has participated in various theatre productions. He received awards for Best Actor for his performances as Bruno in Martha (2003) and as Gildo in Gott ist taub (2014). Since then Jan Sell has worked as an actor, editor and operator in the media division of ZfK e.V., and also as a storyteller.
- from 9 years
- Language: German
- Location: Mechanical Arena, Foyer
- free of charge