„Those who are not able to poses a certain proportion of a shame and justice are nothing but an infection of a village, and should be killed.“ (Plató) 

Hartl and Hartlová define the emotion of shame as a reaction to any wrongdoing or violation of social norms and/or rules. Zimbardo and Henderson list a series of symptoms, in which shy reactions manifest on the physiological level: fast heartbeat, dry mouth, sweating skin. Shame has a wider psychological sense, in the narrower sense, you can distinguish different types of shame; sexual, moral and social. To experience shame, confrontation between a personal imperfection or failure and one's social environment is essential. Shame is associated with loss of capability in the public's eyes, unconfidence, embarrassment, etc. 

About the company

Holektiv was founded in 2016 as an annual cooperation by three performers. We are young artistic company consisting of mime, contemporary dance, acrobatics and clownery. Our performances are played in the theatre of La Fabrika on a regular basis. Also we perform them on various Czech, or international festivals.





Czech title


Names of authors

Andrea Vykysalá, Karolína Křížková, Eva Stará

Name of director or choreographer

Andrea Vykysalá, Karolína Křížková, Eva Stará

Length of the performance

50 minutes

Number of travelling persons



No language barrier

Scale of venue


Contact person

Andrea Vykysalá