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Penelope Morout
Sunday 11 September 2022
17:45 GMT+2
Metropolis Kino
  • Dance Film
Greece

| Synopsis

We are living in a digital age, a time where every aspect of the world has its virtual alter-ego. We, all the more, exist in the virtual space rather than in the real one, where time is somewhat suspended and we can infinitely create and recreate our virtual identities in order to fit in the body-image ideals projected through the internet and to generate a sense of belonging in order to deal with solitude. Virtual space has no specific form, its boundaries cannot be defined, time loss has no linearity. It is a rather ‘dead’ space, if we define a ‘living’ one by the actual, physical presence of human individuals, of moving bodies. It is, also, a lonely space if one considers how it creates the idea of proximity but it is an idea that can never be materialized unless one escapes the virtual space and enters the actual one. But then, other questions arise through this act: after living so long in the virtual space, without having a specific form, being able to adjust and transform depending on which community one wants to fit in, how can one reenter the real space, embracing his/her one physical form, engaging in tangible communication?

Remembering what once was, how we used to communicate is not the solution: memory can act as a point of departure but shouldn’t necessarily be the point of arrival, since we will never be the same again. Our current reality demands to invent new ways of communicating, of existing. It cries out for a new body.

| Credits

Director / PENELOPE MOROUT
Writer / PENELOPE MOROUT
Producer / PENELOPE MOROUT
Key Cast / PENELOPE MOROUT, IOULIA ZACHARAKI

Penelope Morout

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| Biography

PENELOPE MOROUT is a Greek-French cross-disciplinary artist coming from a background of Dance and Architecture. Her expressive tools are drawing, dancing, crafting, and filming. She began her studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and graduated from the Greek National School of Dance in Athens (KSOT). She has also a bachelor’s and master’s equivalent in Architecture Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and a master’s in Theatre Practices from ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Penelope has collaborated professionally as a dancer/actress with various dance and theater companies (Juxtapoz Dance Company, director Kostas Fillipoglou, So7), while working as an independent cross-disciplinary artist. She has taken classes and participated in various schools and festivals around the world, such as Deltebre Workshop Danza in Spain, the School of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York, ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival in Austria, DOCH School of Dance and Circus in Sweden, and Brocante International Circus Festival in Italy.

Since 2018, she has been working in the theatre as a director, choreographer and set designer (Folie à Deux |2019 – Sfendoni Theatre, theater play Ψ | 2020 – Apo Koinou Theatre). Future plans include performing at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival (September 2020, T.E.P. | The Elephant Project), exhibiting her film Ophelia at the International Exhibition HUMAN RIGHTS? | THE FUTURE’S SHAPE #WomenCanSaveTheWorld in Trento, IT (August to October 2020) and performing at the ReA! Art Fair in Milan (October to November 2020, HIIT | High-Intensity Identity Training).

“I imagine that my skin is translucent, that it does not constitute the border where “I am” begins and ends. I hate compromises, I am an “all or nothing” kind of person. I can’t help but act impulsively and savor life in it’s most ripest moment: NOW. I am passionate about art as a means of making sense to this extraordinarily inconceivable world we live in.”

| Biography

PENELOPE MOROUT is a Greek-French cross-disciplinary artist coming from a background of Dance and Architecture. Her expressive tools are drawing, dancing, crafting, and filming. She began her studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and graduated from the Greek National School of Dance in Athens (KSOT). She has also a bachelor’s and master’s equivalent in Architecture Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and a master’s in Theatre Practices from ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Penelope has collaborated professionally as a dancer/actress with various dance and theater companies (Juxtapoz Dance Company, director Kostas Fillipoglou, So7), while working as an independent cross-disciplinary artist. She has taken classes and participated in various schools and festivals around the world, such as Deltebre Workshop Danza in Spain, the School of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York, ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival in Austria, DOCH School of Dance and Circus in Sweden, and Brocante International Circus Festival in Italy.

Since 2018, she has been working in the theatre as a director, choreographer and set designer (Folie à Deux |2019 – Sfendoni Theatre, theater play Ψ | 2020 – Apo Koinou Theatre). Future plans include performing at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival (September 2020, T.E.P. | The Elephant Project), exhibiting her film Ophelia at the International Exhibition HUMAN RIGHTS? | THE FUTURE’S SHAPE #WomenCanSaveTheWorld in Trento, IT (August to October 2020) and performing at the ReA! Art Fair in Milan (October to November 2020, HIIT | High-Intensity Identity Training).

“I imagine that my skin is translucent, that it does not constitute the border where “I am” begins and ends. I hate compromises, I am an “all or nothing” kind of person. I can’t help but act impulsively and savor life in it’s most ripest moment: NOW. I am passionate about art as a means of making sense to this extraordinarily inconceivable world we live in.”