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CARDIAC; the heart is a muscle

In CARDIAC; the heart is a muscle, the latest work from choreographer Katrina E. Bastian, heart-rate zone training and a circuit workout blend with brutalism and dance. This piece reflects on the commercial co-optation of the heart symbol and delves into a contemporary understanding of love, exploring the role that the fetishization of effort plays within it. Katrina E. Bastian skillfully navigates the complex layers of love, transforming it from a battlefield into an exhilarating cardio session. In this process. CARDIAC; the heart is a muscle unveils itself as an unusually romantic workout experience, with a literal beating heart at its core.

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