EKG was choreographed while I was a student attending California Institute of the Arts and it is the very first dance that I ever choreographed on my own. My very first dance Dividing Synapses was choreographed with Dawn Stoppiello and sadly with the exception of a photograph there is no other document of that work. EKG was inspired by my internal struggle concerning my lack of feeling emotional. As a child and young man I struggled with feeling empty and hollow. My childhood had dealt me some very difficult circumstances that had left me numb to my own emotions. Nearing the end of my studies at Cal Arts I could feel myself transition from childhood to becoming an adult and in that state of transition I became acutely aware of my closed heart. My experiences at Cal Arts had reorganized nearly every aspect of my interior world and my heart was the last thing that I needed to reclaim in order to move out into the world and succeed. This dance is about my decision to find and open my heart. Click on the photo to see EKG.