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
TICKET DKK 275
DATE: 4-24 July 10.00-16.00 hrs / Saturdays 10.00-13.00 hrs / closed Sundays
PLACE: Copenhagen City Hall, Cph. K
SENSUOUS CITY – THE PERFORMANCE
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 – THE ARCHIVE
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?
ABOUT SISTERS HOPE
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.
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“It was striking how good they were at hitting it spot on – thus my stay at the Sisters Academy became most of all a personal journey, where I realized myself, a sensory therapeutic exploration … Via a foreign, artificial, altmodisch framework, one is guided to a more open sense of what is hiding right here in the present – within and around you. It actually works. I feel clear and vigilant, but at the same time slightly spaced out. Do I dream, and am I awake?” Politiken
“Sisters Academy – The Boarding School” is a 24-hour playful and generous experience. Here you close down the rational and open up to the sensuousness and aesthetics, a total performance that is incredibly demanding and successful… At the same time, the Sisters Academy shows what can be done within the framework of art when your work is engaged, when enough time is used, when the research is included.”Information
“It’s something as wild as a cultural experience that requires commitment, and it has forever changed the way I view art.”I DO ART
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