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