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H.I.I.T. (High-Intensity Identity Training) | Penelope Morout


H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Identity Training)

H.I.I.T. (High-Intensity Identity Training): Strategies of self-awareness in a world of consumption is an artistic research project which encompasses both an academic thesis and a solo dance performance. It began as artistic research in September 2018, during the Master Theatre Practices (MTP) studies at ArtEZ University of the Arts, in Arnhem, Netherlands. In June 2019, it took the form of an artistic installation (attached you will find a video link and description of this installation) and by May 2021, a 45’ solo dance performance should be created.

H.I.I.T. underlines the urgency to escape stereotypical preconceptions, by accepting the possibility of multiple selves inhabiting one body. As the body cannot be easily disentangled from identity, its image is constantly used by today’s consumer culture in order to construct identities which comply to the social and commercial expectations. The more the emphasis is on appearance and representation, the more the image of the human body which is promoted is that of a fit and healthy one. The more the outer appearance is considered a projection of the inner self, the more the fluid state of identity is compromised. With the advent of internet and virtual reality, the sense of belonging, of physically connecting to one another is often lost. Fitting into this consumer society model, might temporarily constitute a way to re-establish that sense. However, relations and unpredictable events constantly occur through and across time, which challenge human existence. When facing a traumatic event, the state of shock and perplexity that overwhelms is such that a need to find new identities, new shapes to embody the current state of precariousness is generated. In that liminal point, identities clash with the cultural consumer imagery.

Penelope Morout, Dancer, performer and choreographer

Penelope Morout, Danzatrice, performer e coreografa

Penelope Morout

Dancer, performer and choreographer

Penelope Morout is a Greek-French performance artist coming from a background of Dance and Architecture. 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, the Netherlands.... />
She has taken classes and participated in various schools and festivals around the world. Penelope has collaborated professionally with various dance and theater companies. As an independent cross-disciplinary artist, her expressive tools are drawing, dancing, crafting, filming. In 2018, she directed, choreographed the theater play Folie à Deux (2019 – Sfendoni Theatre). For this production, she also collaborated with Ioannis Kritikopoulos for designing the sets. In 2019, she choreographed and did the set design for the theater play Ψ. Future plans include participation at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival in September 2020 with T.E.P. | The Elephant Project, an artivist collaboration with choreographer Christina Mastori (a live installation performance already presented in COME TOGETHER #4 Festival in Amsterdam in February 2019, NL), as well as premiering with her solo dance performance HIIT | High-Intensity Identity Training in September 2020 in Amsterdam and rehearsing on her new project SKIN.

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