POETRY READING: PAUL CELAN
On 28 February Ivorypress was pleased to invite you to the reading of the poems written by Paul Celan and included in breath, the last artist’s book created by Edmund de Waal for Ivorypress. Fernando Guallar, actor, and Daniel Brint, English teacher and director of Upper Street English School, read the poems in their original language, German, and in English, Edmund de Wall’s mother tongue.
The reading was done directly from the books created by the artist, giving the audience the opportunity to approach the books and enjoy their content. The reading rhythm was adapt to the book design and also to the atmosphere created by the poetry.
Fernando Guallar is an architect. He holds degrees from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and Technische Universität Berlin. His training as an actor began in 2006 and consolidated in 2013 when he started studying at Juan Codina’s studio, and taking several courses and seminars in Madrid and later on in New York.
He has been included in the cast of the movie Gente que viene y bah, in multiple short films, as well as in a documentary. He has also worked in renowned Spanish TV series such as Velvet Colección, Amar es para siempre, La Catedral del Mar, La que se avecina, Aida, etc.
In 2017 he received the Flagler Film Festival best actor award in Florida.
Dr Stephen Daniel Brint
Daniel Brint received his PhD in English Literature from Cambridge University in 1987. He began teaching when he was a post-graduate student, supervising undergraduate dissertations, and teaching literature and language for a number of Cambridge schools.
In 1984, he was awarded a fellowship to pursue research in the United States in the Huntington Library, Pasadena. He moved to Madrid in 1992 and he worked for the British Council until 2016 teaching adults, as a teacher trainer and in materials development.
In 2016, he opened Upper Street English School, a school for students of English language dedicated to C1 and C2 levels, people who want to learn about literature and drama in English and teachers who wish to develop their skills and interests.
Daniel is also a published writer and his work includes academic articles, poetry and course book materials.