The heart has its reasons that reason knows not of, which is why most adults only eat breakfast cereal endorsed by cartoon characters. Catch a choreographed tribute to the body’s most mysterious organ with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one ticket to Bodiography Contemporary Ballet’s Heart (Function vs. Emotion) (a $50 value) presented by Family House and performed at the Byham Theater on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. Seating will be the best available at the time of ticket redemption. Children younger than 3 will not be admitted (see the theater’s child policy for more information).
The nonprofit Bodiography Contemporary Ballet explores the struggle against heart and lung disease in a performance that layers multiple genres of dance over a classical-ballet foundation to create evocative, modern movements. Artistic director and choreographer Maria Caruso's experience interviewing patients, shadowing heart surgeons, and following physicians pulsates through this eclectic work, which is inundated with poignant emotion and certifiably sterile heartstring tugs. Proceeds from the event benefit Family House’s Family Assistance Fund, which provides housing for seriously ill individuals and their families staying in the Pittsburgh area for medical treatment.