KDF 50+


Kalamata Dance Megaron

Penelope Morout


About the workshop

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

  1. 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.

  2. The development of body elasticity and brain plasticity through specially designed movement games, which aim to maintain our nervous system’s youth.

  3. The development of better coordination and rhythm in our body and its major role for the small and the bigger scale of human life.

  4. The development of better communication with ourselves and others, so as to acquire better learning strategies and develop the ability to create stories that inspire us and feed our vigor for life. 

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



The 27th Kalamata Dance Festival workshops and masterclasses will take place following the special instructions issued by the Ministry of Health, with priority given to public health and with a sense of responsibility towards the participants and teachers.


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 creation to mixed-media video animation and set design. Currently, she is Programme Coordinator for the Master’s Performance Practices at ArtEZ and included in the creative team of TANZAHOi International Screendance Festival Hamburg. She has collaborated professionally with various dance and theatre companies, as a performer (Juxtapoz Dance Company / Gouzelis – Blackman, DIPETHE Ioanninon for Athens and Epidaurus Festival, So7 Company / Korrou – Kouroumpalis) and a director/choreographer and set designer (Folie à Deux, Ψ). For her latest solo dance performance entitled H.I.I.T. | High-Intensity Identity Training (ReA! Art Fair, Milan) she used herself as a case-study for a year and incorporated in her daily routine two regimens (Intermittent Fasting and High-Intensity Interval Training), in order to draw attention to how the human body is constantly put to work in the service of branding and marketing strategies and, therefore, becomes a means of constructing an identity which is impelled to comply to the social, political, and cultural needs of its time. She has participated in several dance workshops (Kalamata International Dance Festival, Deltebre Workshop Danza, ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, BROCANTE International Circus Festival, DOCH School of Dance and Circus) and has followed a series of Fighting Monkey | RootlessRoot workshops throughout Europe. As a dance teacher and certified fitness trainer, she holds physical movement and improvisation workshops, which invite the participants to expand their bodily awareness and develop their movement identity, while building up strength, stamina, and flexibility.