KDF 50+


Kalamata Dance Megaron | Main Stage

Penelope Morout


About the workshop

Penelope Morout holds a workshop to introduce adult participants to the basic principles of Fighting Monkey Practice and, most importantly, to the process of intelligent practice and healthy aging. The Fighting Monkey Practice is an applied practice for human development through movement developed by Jozef Fruček and Linda Kapetanea. It explores:

  • The ageing process and ways to maintain the health of our joints and myoskeletal system as a whole so as not to lose mobility in the long run.
  • The development of body elasticity and brain plasticity through specially designed movement games, whose objective is to keep our nervous system in its prime.
  • The development of better coordination and rhythm in our body and its major impact on all levels of human life.
  • The development of better communication with ourselves and others, so as to acquire better learning strategies and develop the ability to create narratives that inspire us and strengthen our vigour.

During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to play special games that improve memory and coordination, awaken the joints, and revitalise the nervous system.




About Penelope Morout

A graduate of the National School of Dance (Athens) and the National Technical University of Athens – School of Architecture (Athens), with a Master’s degree in Theatre Practices from ArtEZ University of the Arts (The Netherlands), Penelope Morout is an interdisciplinary dance artist interested in creating hybrid projects through the fusion of various mediums. Her work expands from performance and dance theatre creations to mixed-media video animation and set design. 

As a dancer & performer, she has collaborated professionally with JUKSTA Company, director Kostas Filippoglou (Athens and Epidaurus Festival), So7 Company and since 2018 she has been working with theatre companies as a director/choreographer/scenographer. As a filmmaker, she has collaborated with TANZAHOi International Screendance Festival Hamburg and has participated in various video dance & dance animation festivals around the world (Brazil, France, Greece, Indonesia). Within the years, she has developed the “Sculpting Body-Images” workshop, which she shares around the world (Munus Encuentro – Mexico, PERA GAU School of Performing Arts – Cyprus, KDF Keep Dancing – Greece, Murate Art District – Italy, Àrea Espai de Dansa i Creació – Spain, The School of Disobedience – Hungary), while she continues to get inspired by, train in and teach the “Fighting Monkey” Practice by Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Fruček. 

In 2021, Penelope Morout founded the Cross iMPact Company, and received a state grant from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports for her latest performance THE BOX || that dead space between us, which premiered at the 28th Kalamata International Dance Festival, along with the solo performance NADEZHDA which was presented within the framework of the Dance in the City programme. For the year 2023-2024, she has received the support of Murate Art District (Florence, IT) for her new creation.