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Recording: 2024-03-29 , Uferstudios (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Katrina E. Bastian

CARDIAC. The Heart is a Muscle


Production Details / Press Releases

In the captivating brutalist sports club, robed in heart-shaped paraphernalia and marinating in pop-songs… that is CARDIAC. The Heart is a Muscle. If a computer program could speak, it would probably say, “Oops I Did it again, I played with your heart, got lost in the game…” The game? An endurance-based performance. The heart? That of performer, Katrina E. Bastian, whose heartbeat is shared in realtime and manipulated by a computer program. The performance delves into the fetishization of effort, reshaping love from a mere battlefeld to a cardio session. CARDIAC. The Heart is a Muscle is a rendezvous with the heart now conveniently available for purchase!


TFB Nr. 1872

Cast & Credits

Concept, choreography, costume, Performance: Katrina E. Bastian
Programmer, sound: Aaron Hilbig
Dramaturgy, production: Lisa Homburger

Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Community – Berlin.
With the support of Uferstudios, Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Shawbrook Residential, Wellesley Studios and Tanzfabrik Berlin.


Uferstr. 8/23
13357 Berlin


Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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