SENSUOUS CITY – Sisters Hope

Sensuous 24-hour walk and exhibition awaken visions of the future
DATE: 4, 9, 11 July / starts between 12 and 13 hrs – finishes between 12 and 14 hrs the following day
MEETING PLACE: Copenhagen City Hall, Cph. K
DATE: 4-24 July 10.00-16.00 hrs / Saturdays 10.00-13.00 hrs / closed Sundays
PLACE: Copenhagen City Hall, Cph. K


Sisters Hope invites you on a deep, sensuous journey exploring the poetic layers of the city. For 24 hours, you will explore the city in groups of 10. Maybe you will follow the flow of the water through the city. Maybe you will experience the city through travelling sounds or the darkness of the basements. 

As a participant, you will partake in a poetic walk and performance which will help us unfold the sensuous and poetic aspects of the city. In contrast to the idea of ​​the large, noisy, alienating metropolis, Sisters Hope brings us in contact with the things close to us, the tactile and the aesthetic dimension of the capital.

The walks are guided and facilitated by Sisters Hope’s performers such as: Ekko, The Invitation, The Shape-Shifter etc. Before your departure you will receive a letter with guidelines on what to prepare and bring on the walk. Along the way, there will be meals and a place to sleep. 

During the 24 hours, you explore the city’s sensuous and poetic elements. What stories, atmospheres, movements, emotions lurk in the city? You perform an active research, and you bring your discoveries back to Copenhagen City Hall, where they are exhibited in display units for all the visitors of the City Hall to see.

Your discoveries lay the foundation for new dreams and visions of the city of the future – a city with room for poetry, beauty and the sensuous aspects of existence.

Sensuous City by Sisters Hope - Metropolis 2019


At Copenhagen City Hall, we open up this study of the city of the future, where everyone can contribute. In display units, we gather research from Sisters Hope’s poetic, participatory walks – material that unfolds the sensuous and poetic aspects of the city, or the lack of it. And on a large floor map of Copenhagen, you can leave your footprint and help outline new visions about how the city affects you in different places – and your dreams for the future.

Over three weeks, an emotional map is being built that draws a new picture of Copenhagen. Not a picture of buildings and infrastructure, but a picture of humans interacting in and with the city from the poetic and sensuous aspects of their being. An image of a fleeting city, where the everyday gives space for poetry, visions and dreams.

Let yourself be inspired by the narration of the exhibition and get inspiration for your own exploration of Copenhagen. What hidden, forgotten or idle potentials can you find for the city of the future?

Sensuous City by Sisters Hope - Metropolis 2019


Sisters Hope is an award-winning performance group widely acclaimed for their strong, performative concepts, where they inspire visions of a future society that puts the sensuous and poetic in the centre. In the performance format “Sisters Academy – The School of a Sensuous Society”, Sisters Hope has in the past six years investigated the concept of Sensuous Learning, among others with a month-long, 24-hour installation at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning in autumn 2017 and by taking over the management and conducting sensuous and poetic teaching at colleges and other educational institutions.

Sensuous City by Sisters Hope - Metropolis 2019


“The performance unfolds amongst the hustle and bustle of city life but is never engulfed by it. Again, two universes sail through each other without dissolving into one another. In hindsight, I picture, as from above, the groups of participants that slowly advance through the city as forming meandering corridors of perceptual intensity inside the everyday urban commotion, drilling into a secret fabric beneath the commercially driven, forward-looking, never present-minded running to and from contemporary city dwellers. The performance mines the city for a hidden resource, abundant yet scarcely harvested: non-instrumental sensuousness and presence.” I DO ART

”Nevertheless, it is the extended slow time that can make it a powerful experience to take part in the award winning group of Sisters Hope’s immersive performance experiments – now for the first time in the form of a city walk. If you first choose to invest a day in the event, put away your mobile phone and give up normal time and control, you inevitably sink into a state of sharpened senses.”
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Duration: 24 hours
Recommended from 18 years
NB! The walk is in English


Artistic director: Gry Worre Hallberg 
Artistic director assistant: Nana Elisabeth Paja Senderovitz 
Development group: Gry Worre Hallberg, Nikolaj Friis Rasmussen, Nana Elisabeth Paja Senderovitz
Performers: Agnes-Karl Christensen, Albert Greve Rasmussen, Anna Sofie Keller Brandsborg, Fanny Maria Gruvstad, Gry Worre Hallberg, Helene Sally, Julie Marie Mønsted, Kirsten Kaagaard, Maike Juul, Maja Ejrnæs, Marieke Breyne, My Salome, Nana Elisabeth Paja Senderovitz, Nathalia Fleron, Oline Brønd, Tom Oliver Jacobsson 
Production and set: Mikkel Dahlin Bojesen
Textiles: Mimi Ravn
Light design: John PG Johnsson and Maurizio Addone
Sound design: Ulf Rathjen Kring Hansen
Photo documentation: I diana lindhardt
Film documentation: Meeto Worre Kronborg Grevsen
In collaboration with and with the support of Metropolis