Rap Poetry with Dalibor Marković

  • Workshop: Young people write their own rap lyrics about heroic stories - guided by a well-known rap poet
  • Theme: Fairy tales and myths
  • Literature, Program for children, Workshop

Dalibor Marković has been performing his spoken word poetry on German and international stages for over fifteen years. His basis is hip-hop, the beginning was in poetry slam, but the Frankfurt native with Croatian roots has long performed as a sound poet, beatboxer and lyricist.

He sees himself as a “one-man theatre”. On stage, outbursts of rage are followed by quiet passages. Very quickly he breaks up listening habits. Dalibor Marković writes poetry and gives poetry workshops at universities and theatres. In 2015 he was the winner of the Slam Symphony – together with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra – and in 2019 he won the Opera Slam.


  • Ages: 9th and 10th grade
  • Online Workshop
  • Structure: workshops of 4 hours each (including break).
  • Date 1: Tuesday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Date 2: Tuesday, May 18, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Date 3: Tuesday, 8 June, 9:00 – 13.00 hrs
  • Other dates on request
  • Registration: Please register with: Jutta Wagner, jutta.wagner@dai-heidelberg.de
  • Registration is possible as a class or individually
  • Costs: The workshop is free of charge

Workshop description

“Write yourself free – from the letter to the stage text”.

Depending on the time available, the workshop will be divided into several units that build on each other and serve as an introduction to writing a finished stage text. In order to make it easier for the pupils (SuS) to get started and to minimise any basic concerns they may have about their own writing success, each unit will suggest an increase in the level of difficulty. This is made vivid in the form of the given topic, in that the first unit, for example, revolves around the “letter”, the tiniest component of an overall text. The hierarchical structure, however, is far from being understood in a linear fashion, but rather in a circular one. Each new topic encircles the previous one, thus increasing per unit the understanding and skills needed to write a stage text. The unit topics are:

  1. Letter
    (Leipogram, alphabet poems)
  1. Syllable
    (haiku, rhythm exercises)
  1. Word
    (one-word story, two-word story)
  1. Writing
    (writing exercises, deletions)
  1. Voice
    (speaking style, body language)
  1. Stage text
    (lecture, event)

A wide range of examples and guidance will be provided in each unit to introduce the topic. The focus will be on creating new experiences per unit that can be drawn upon as the unit progresses. A desired goal will be to produce short writing results that can be reused later in the same way or incorporated into the stage text in a modified form. With these tools, the students should learn how to write and perform a finished stage text.


Online Workshop

Foto: Eva Zocher

Admission is free.