Library Lets Loose, 2019
On the left is Tessa rehearsing for Library Lets Loose, a yearly event for Johnson County Public Library, KC. On the right, the slideshow from the actual event!
In rehearsal, Tessa went through MULTIPLE versions of how to entertain the folks. Inclined towards dancing in a serious/dramatic way, it was fun and challenging for her to "let loose" for the event. In the end, she ended up acting as a dancing greeter as patrons walked in from the rain. Greeting them with a smile, a friendly word, and beautiful movements, many of them were pleased, commenting on how graceful and beautiful her movements were.
Public Speaking, 2019
October 4th & 5th, Tessa did a presentation, "On How Art Impacts the Artist." Dealing with mental and emotional health, Tessa shared demonstrations of her solo show & spoke on her own personal story of "Inner Reformation." Overall, it was a presentation geared towards encouraging the audience in their own art making. On the left is a photo slideshow of Tessa; on the right , video clips from her speaking.
Performing "Bringing Forth" for 50th Anniversary, 2019
Tessa was delighted and thankful to perform at SIUE's 50th Anniversary of Dance Concert. SIUE is where Tessa studied dance. Below are some photos of her experience there this November. She danced the first piece from her solo show.
Performing "Bringing Forth" at Modern Night at the Folly, 2020
Photo by Philip Koenig