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The Elysium Aesthetic

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The Elysium Aesthetic

Week Twenty One: Nature Transformation

Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Part Four 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 Four: I Can Do Anything

Today’s Class

Nature Transformation

Today’s Target

​​“What if we can?”

​There are real issues, real worries, real insecurities we face as actors. 

​Can we actually transform into another character? Can we truly know what our character knows? Can we consistently react with our character’s instincts? 

​We know what it’s like to be a real person … we live inside ourselves all the time! 

​When we play pretend, we’re essentially telling ourselves we can’t do it for real. 

​But … what if we can?

What if we can actually do something about it?

​What if we can do something to become more … to evolve … to transform our very instincts into those of the character?

Today we’re unleashing our Olympic Spirit into a delicious new tool for your craft that turns the discoveries of rehearsal into the transformation of character instincts. 

Next Class: Never Settle For The First Taste Of Success
Previous Class: The Veil (Imagination Practice - Part Two)

  1. Can I?

  1. Too Far

  1. Trait Work

  1. Awesome

  1. Of Course I Can


ARTISTRY: Elysium Artist, Personal Crafting Schedule, DEAR (3Qs, MoM, New Knowings, Motivation Muscle, Emotional BPs, Fearless Flame, 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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