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Tickets to Grenselandet cost 375 NOK, or 275 NOK if you are 20 years or younger.

Planning travel? Remember to check out the programme for the week leading up to Grenselandet before you book!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Inner wars


We are the forgotten children who meet at night around the bonfire to tell stories about reality. We are the heroes who fight against all odds to create a better world. We live everywhere and nowhere. We are at the same time lost and found. Lost in people’s minds, found by our never-ending quest. Do you ever see us?

The Tin Soldiers (DK) is a larp about a group of children who find a world of hope and dreams together, and fights evil. Every night, they meet to tell the truth about what happened that day, and to decide on their new goals.

As a player, you will play as both the children in the real world, and the children as heroes in a fantasy world. When playing, the children will undergo a transformation to either angel or demon. Towards the end, the two sides will confront each other.

Tin Soliders by Frederikke B. Høyer is based on a concept by Kari K. Djukastein and Frederikke B. Høyer.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Solicitude and school shootings


In 1979, Brenda Ann Spencer shot eleven people at a school and afterwords said the words "I just did it for the fun of it. I don’t like Mondays, this livens up the day".

Our next addition to the programme is a larp about school shootings, and one of the school shootings carried out by a female perpetrator.

I don’t like Mondays (DK) by Ann Kristine Eriksen is a surreal drama and insight to Brenda’s identity during the six months prior to the shooting. Each player plays a different version of Brenda. As the scenario progresses the barriers between the three versions of Brenda are torn down and her dream and realities becomes indistinct.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Lovestories by ABBA


We're pleased to add a larp combining music, singing and pre-set directed scenes in a new way to this year's programme: Lovestories by ABBA (SV) by Anna Westerling.

We follow a band during their last summer tour in the late 70ies. It’s love, drama, music & party. We’ll play five party nights – once for each month of the tour – and tell the story of the band’s love and lives. It’s new meetings, endings and longing for something more. The music of ABBA is used to express the characters inner feelings. We’ll sing and dance out our emotions for maximum drama.

The larp uses a buildup similar to freeform scenarios but with several similar groups playing at the same time. This takes away the focus on individuals and the larp is suitable regardless of vocal skills. We’ll sing along to playback and do not do karaoke.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Culture clashes


We are happy to announce a second larp from Nina Essendrop. Strangers (DK) describes two cultures in neighbouring countries. Not friends and not enemies, each minding their own business. Then catastrophe hits one country, forcing the inhabitants to flee and seek refuge among their foreign neighbors.

Strangers is an abstract larp which uses physical methods such as sign language and simple movement routines to create two cultures and the feeling of belonging or not belonging to these. It aims to explore refugees trying to fit in, and the reactions among the people who they try to fit in amongst.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Circus trip


No Grenselandet without some Belarussian delights on the programme. This year we're pleased to bring you The Midnight Circus (BY). This larp tells a bittersweet story of the rise and fall of a travelling circus at the beginning of the 20th century. In this larp participants will get a chance to become a part of a circus troupe, to live a life of a circus performer, to weave a web of relations and unravel it, to feel unity and togetherness and to experience how outside circumstances could change what seemed unchangeable.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Separation and resurgence


Do you want to explore breakups and what comes after?

Wilt (DK/NO) by Karete Jacobsen Meland and Mads Jøns Frausig is about the different phases after ending a romantic relationship. You will interacting mainly with the person playing your partner, starting with the actual breakup and ending with the characters moving towards hope in the life to come. Wilt aims at creating an abstract, somewhat introspective atmosphere, in which the players individually create their own meaning.

Wilt is played out non-verbally, and every scene is introduced and instructed through a guided meditation, and includes different physical restrictions in which the two characters of the relationship in one way or another have to renegotiate the relation they have to each other.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Labyrinth of losses and love


For an intimate exploration of a labyrinth together with a co-player, join Borderline (DK) by Signe Hertel.

Borderline is a journey inwards in search of the undefinable in our identities. It pose the question; ‘what is identity?’ and explores the constant negotiation between opposite elements that continuously creates and recreates our person.

In the larp two players will embody the opposite sides of the same character and each will try to pull the character in their own direction, while together they create and negotiate the character in order to complete the journey inwards to the core of identity in the surreal universe, which is the inner space.

Image credit: Jürgen Heegman