“We enter this world alone. We leave it pretty much the same way. And in-between, a dance we call life. Problem is it takes two to Tango. So we look for signs; something to help us to find our perfect partners. A smile, a wave. But we have to be careful; because while some signs can be misinterpreted, others can be missed completely….Some dances you sit out. Others you change partners. The important thing is… you never stop dancing.” – Chuck Fishman, Early Edition
Tango for Two is a one-evening larp experiment by Even Tømte and Tor Kjetil Edland. Two players will act different parts of one character’s personality. Either you play the conscious self, or the underlying desires of the person. The two of them work in tandem, each one of them being the dominant part in different phases of the game.
Tango for Two is about cooperation and musicality, about compromise and conflict, and about taking and giving away – or losing – control. The larp has been played in Oslo, at the Nordic larp conference Solmukohta 2008 in Finnland and at the Theatre Without Borders Festival.
The third performance of Tango for Two took place at the Theatre without borders festival in Stord on the western coast of Norway, the 24th to 26th of November. This time, we used a different scenario than the one found in the PDF booklet: a cutthroat audition for the TV series “Murder on the Catwalk”. Some short impressions from the play can be read (in Norwegian) at Laivforum.net