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Recording: 2022-03-18 , DOCK 11 (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Yannis Karalis



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POWER SHAME is a tribute to the emotion of shame.

A shameborn werewolf strives towards the longed-for act of liberation. It is a full moon.
An Easter celebration ends in a massacre. What does shame do to a person?

In a playful environment of virtual escapism, themes of (dis)connection and (un)worthiness are made visible in the inevitable struggle to make the right choices. Queerness rides on rage to unveil internalized shameful emotions – and dance becomes the drive for a subconscious journey to the hidden parts of one’s personality. Shame is celebrated, crushed and rejected – but most of all exposed.

Yannis Karalis was born in small town Grevena, Greece in 1984. He commenced with engineering in automatic systems, but soon turned towards performative arts. He studied dance, improvisation and performance, partly at the National School of Orchestral Art in Greece, Athens and fully at TIP, Freiburg and has been working as a dancer, choreographer, dramaturg, teacher and performer since 2009. He is currently based in Berlin. His work engages elements from singing, storytelling, abstract expression, drag and dance. He is currently exploring the topic of transformation and shame in personal, as well as social-cultural context.


TFB Nr. 1630

Cast & Credits

Concept / Choreography / Performance: Yannis Karalis
Dramaturgy: Dimitra Thomaidou, Petros Mandalos
Sound Design: Sakis Kleisiaris
Light and Space Design: Emilio Cordero Checa
Make Up: Eleonore Ising

Supported by: Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Programm NEUSTART KULTUR, Stipendienprogramm der GVL – Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten, sowie durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Programm NEUSTART KULTUR, Hilfsprogramm DIS-TANZEN des Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
With the kind support of Theaterhaus Mitte


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin



Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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