Monday, August 16, 2010

Braid: A Movement Piece

The Chaparral High School Alumni Theatre's production of Braid: A Movement Piece during the summer of 2010.

Using a unique combination of content movement and contact improvisation dance techniques, Braid follows the story of young scientist Tim on his quest to find a Princess. A story of love, regret, obsession, and loss is told through various filters of time, from undoing our past mistakes to slowing down the world. Based on the video game of the same name by Jonathan Blow and David Hellman, Braid is a heartfelt, dark, and engaging movement piece that is guaranteed to make your mind question everything and embrace anything.

I've heard lots about Braid, and at some point will get around, myself to asking someone with an XBox to get it so I can play it. But in the meantime there's this Movement Piece for all of us who aren't gamers. 68:16 in length, and I don't know how many people saw it in the high school theatre in Colorado, but as of this posting, only 61 people had watched part seven, so you can be part of a select few if you watch all 10 parts.