Program Side events

17.7 | 21:00 | CORINTH

Dance in Cities of the Region of Peloponnese



About the performance

A given name that holds a true story. 

A noun that potentially inaugurates a better future. 

A moment of cultural impact. 

Using my mother’s first given name as an entry point into movement, this solo is about the power of names. 

A name removes fear, because it provides information. A name can create assumptions, possibly true but always incomplete.

Nadezhda means hope.

This solo performance is about consciously choosing our name as an act of bravery.


Free entrance to all side events performances.

Within the framework of the Festival’s outreach programme in the Peloponnese entitled DANCE IN OTHER CITIES which is implemented in collaboration with the Peloponnese Region.


  • Creation & Performance: Penelope Morout
  • Artistic Supervision: Linda Kapetanea
  • Sound Composition: Christos Parapagidis
  • Costume Design: Ilianna Skoulaki
  • Photography & Video: Dora Dimitriou

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.

As a dancer and performer, she has collaborated professionally with JUKSTA Company, director Kostas Filippoglou (Athens and Epidaurus Festival), the So7 Company and, since 2018, she has been working with theatre companies as a director/choreographer/scenographer. Within the years, she has evolved the “Sculpting Body-Images” workshop, a dance improvisation technique which she shares around the world (MUDA Arts Centre/Belgium, Murate Art District/Italy, KDF/Greece, Munus Encuentro/Mexico). As a filmmaker, she has collaborated with the TANZAHOi International Screendance Festival Hamburg, has exhibited her work in the International Exhibitions HUMAN RIGHTS? | THE FUTURE’S SHAPE #WomenCanSaveTheWorld and REA!Art Fair (IT) and has participated in various video dance & dance animation festivals around the world (Brazil, France, Greece, Indonesia).

For her previous work H.I.I.T. | High-Intensity Identity Training, Penelope used herself as a case-study experiment practicing intermittent fasting and high-intensity interval training for a year, and her latest show THE BOX || that dead space between us has received funding from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports for 2021-2022. She continues her artistic evolution by participating systematically in workshops around Europe, including a series of Fighting Monkey | RootlessRoot workshops.