Braid Gets Woven Into Interpretive Dance Performance

Braid Gets Woven Into Interpretive Dance Performance

Hit indie game Braid has received a theatrical adaptation, but it's not as a terrible movie.

Videogames getting adapted into movies aren't all that uncommon these days, despite the fact that such films have a fairly awful track record. Videogames going to Broadway aren't unheard of these days, either. But independent games like Braid being performed as interpretive dance numbers? That's a new one.

This movie is the first of ten such videos, breaking a performance by the Chaparral High School Alumni Theatre troupe of Parker, Colorado into chapters that correspond with those of Jonathan Blow's game. The result is ... well, it's interpretive dance, which is something I've never been particularly enamored by. After watching the videos of the multimedia performance, it seems more awkward than artistic to me.

That said, while the dancing isn't likely to appeal to mainstream audiences, it does an admirable job of reflecting the game's storyline and even incorporates the twist ending and its epilogue. Jonathan Blow hasn't voiced an opinion on the performance itself, but he did post a link to the videos via his official blog, which probably means he doesn't have a problem with someone attempting to make an artistic adaptation of his creation.

Source: Joystiq

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Yes, thats what braid needs! Backup dancers... wait

OT: nice dance but really what does this have to do with time manipulation? This dance dosent really refrence Braid except for the music.

silver wolf009:
Yes, thats what braid needs! Backup dancers... wait

OT: nice dance but really what does this have to do with time manipulation? This dance dosent really refrence Braid except for the music.

I can kind of see it, interpretive dance is an interesting thing.

On a side note, would anyone else like to see what a play adapation of a video game would look like? I'm just thinking how funny something like Halo would be as a classic Greek play or Gears of War as a typical, semi-camp broadway musical.

Well that was interesting. Keep em coming! ^_^

I'm sorry, but what is this I don't even?

I didn't understand a lick of that, except for the music. And once the dude on the right came in and started doing karate kicks, I was done.

Not gonna lie, I watched the first piece and I have no intention of watching the rest. I know it's interpretive dance, but I still feel that the entire lot of that was nonsense.

How unique...I never really did understand interrepative dance, but intresting none the less

Uggh. With the exception of comedic purposes, I loathe interpretive dance. (not big on contemporary either)

I'm gonna watch all of these...my opinion will be shown once i'm done.

TheIr0nMike:

silver wolf009:
Yes, thats what braid needs! Backup dancers... wait

OT: nice dance but really what does this have to do with time manipulation? This dance dosent really refrence Braid except for the music.

I can kind of see it, interpretive dance is an interesting thing.

On a side note, would anyone else like to see what a play adapation of a video game would look like? I'm just thinking how funny something like Halo would be as a classic Greek play or Gears of War as a typical, semi-camp broadway musical.

in drama me and some freinds did a short called CoD the musical, i'm pretty good at purswading people because i actually maeged to make them take the piss out of it despite the fact they all love it. (please note there was no music involved)

...What? I'm sorry, I was too distracted by the WTF factor.

I....I have no idea what just happened, but it was kinda cool anyway.

 

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