Roxanne

Love, lust, dance

Designers: Nicolai Strøm Steffensen and Rasmus Teilmann
Number of participants: 8–20
Duration: 4 hours
The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

“He wants you.”

“She wants me.”

The thought strikes like lightning.

The dance, the body, closeness.

Hands that follow in motion.

The others are gone for a moment.

All the unspoken that is only shown here, in the dance.

Roxanne is a larp about desire and love, where the unspoken is in focus. The understated, power over another, and negotiation. Roxanne is set in a noir-inspired burlesque setting, where man, woman, and lust always has a price.

Content Warnings: the game requires players to be able to dance.

Presented by

Nicolai Strøm Steffensen: has designed Blackbox games for more than six years and have recently also dived into creating Fastaval freeform games as well.

Parameters

Physical contact Moving in contact; e.g. rolling around on the floor together, contact improv, very close dancing
Romance and intimacy Symbolic kissing or sex; e.g. stage kisses, abstractly representing sex
Conflict and violence Pushing, grabbing, latex weapons or other safe physically forceful actions
Communication style Minimal speech
Movement style Dancing
Characters Players create their own characters, in a workshop
Narrative control The shape and direction of the story is entirely, or almost entirely, determined by player choice
Transparency Transparent design, but players can create secrets during play and keep them from each other / reveal them when wished
Representation level Scenery and props will be used to make the play space look something like the fictional space
Play culture The whole concept of rivalry or cooperation between players doesn’t really apply
Tone Dramatic

Sunday afternoon, Theatre