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The Elysium Aesthetic

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The Elysium Aesthetic

Week Thirteen: Learning Lines

Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Part Two of The Elysium Aesthetic. We continue all month with classes focusing on each of our three areas of lifelong growth: artistry, instrument and craft.

Today’s member-exclusive class introduces a powerful new teammate for our Craft section. Enjoy!

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This Month’s Focus

Part Two: The Olympic Spirit

Today’s Class

Learning Lines

Today’s Target

​​We do so much to transform. 

​So much to be free of the actor and show up ready to live as the character. 

And yet …

There is no greater hope for intellectual control than in how we learn our lines.

If all of this work is a battle for trust, the intellect has already proven that it’s trustworthy.

​It is the most trustworthy area you can go to, muscle you can turn to, when it comes to memorizing. It’s won that battle … and continues to build trust even now.

If you needed to memorize something - just this minute - you would turn to your intellect because you know it has your back.

​The Intellect counts on you being afraid, filled with doubt, reliant on the trust it builds daily …

It’s time to push back.

​It’s time to turn the tables. 

​It’s time to transform how we learn our lines.

Today we are breaking the bonds of pre-determined behavior and flooding our work with lines that live in our instinct. Beat in our heart. Form in our soul.

​Words ready to dance with the truth - any truth - of the moment.

​Up next … an epic addition to our transformation toolbox.

​A powerful new tool for your craft that ensures your lines are on-time, exact and instinctual - fearlessly ignited and unapologetically colored by the taste of the moment.

Next Class: Actor’s Faith
Previous Class: Physical Practice (Part Two)

  1. An Echo

  1. Undeniable Confidence

  1. Can You Imagine

  1. How Worth It

  1. So Significant


ARTISTRY: Elysium Artist, Personal Crafting Schedule, DEAR (3Qs, MoM, New Knowings, Motivation Muscle, Emotional BPs, Fearless Fountain, GoS Spotlight, Mentorship Muscle)

INSTRUMENT: Physical Practice, Imagination Practice, The Veil, Vocal Practice, Emotional Practice, Psychological Practice, Personal Warmup.

CRAFT: EA First Rehearsal, Rehearsal Report, Learning Lines, Nurture Transformation, Nature Transformation, Sensory Transformation, Physical Transformation, Relationship Transformation, Soul Work, Character Hooks, Etude Work, Rehearsal Exercises.

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