Thinking Bodies - Moving Minds


Saturday, 16:45-17:45

Whispering Woods

Thinking bodies • moving minds is a talk with workshop elements on the subject of embodied experiences in larp, focusing on how to design for our senses and the way in which we are physically in touch with our surroundings. The talk will consist of a light theoretic background on body-mind philosophy as well as practical advice for how to create meaningful, physical larping experiences.

The main emphasis of the talk will be on physical, abstract larps as a genre, where movement and senses plays a fundamental part in the experience. Some elements and thoughts will still be usable in the design of larps with a narrative or verbal focus.

Nina Runa Essendrop
Nina Runa Essendrop is a Danish artist and larp designer with a master's degree in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. As an active player in the Nordic Larp community, Nina has designed and produced a diverse range of larps - from blackbox larps, freeform games, large scale-larps, audience inclusive larps to larp festivals.
Thinking bodies - Moving minds
The talk will contain small guided exercises to emphasize the points that are more easily understandable through physical participation.