Sisters Hope is a Copenhagen-based performance-group and movement with an associated international troupe of performers from various backgrounds. Sisters Hope was founded in 2007 by Gry Worre Hallberg and Anna Lawaetz and is currently led by Gry Worre Hallberg. Sisters Hope operate in the intersection of performance art, research, activism and pedagogy. They draw on immersion and intervention when they manifest on the stages of everyday life and beyond. They are working proactively toward manifesting a more sensuous and poetic educational system. Currently working to open and unfold more sensuous modes of learning in the large-scale Nordic project Sisters Academy (2014 – 2020).
Sisters Academy is a school in a world and society where the sensuous and poetic mode of being is at the center of all action and interaction. It defines the primary mode of being and is the values on which all societal institutions are building – including the school. Thus Sisters Academy is the school in what we term a Sensuous society – A potential new world arising from the post-economical and ecological crisis.
A storm rages outside, but behind sturdy walls, The Sister and staff are conducting important experiments – While the old world is falling apart, they investigate what values to base the new world on. A long time ago, the sisters became aware that something would happen to the world they knew, and so they formed a school – Sisters Hope. Since then, they have inspired youths from the entire nation, nourished the ground and planted special seeds. The time has ripened. It is ripe. It is time for the birth of Sisters Academy, the unity of inspirations, the reaping of visions – A place open to fresh and fleshy ideas. A place where the dream you just dreamed is as important as the breath you take. A place where the ambiance touches your soul as the light fades. A place where memories of the past is turned into hope for the future.