The Elysium Aesthetic
Week Ten: The Olympic Spirit
Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Part Two of The Elysium Aesthetic.
We begin each month with a complimentary, week one perspective-shaper. A tone-setter for the tools and practices we’ll be covering over the next three weeks in each of our three areas of lifelong growth: artistry, instrument and craft. Enjoy!
New to the work? These free introductory chapters are where we recommend you start: Kindred Spirits, What Is Good Acting?, Growing Excellence, The Muscles of Preparation.
This Month’s Focus
Part Two: The Olympic Spirit
The Olympic Spirit
We get to live, really live, in the most incredible imaginary circumstances.
We get to … if we want to. The choice is yours on the sort of actor you want to be.
You can choose to make believe or you can settle for playing pretend.
You can either really do the work to go there … or be okay skating just above it, tasting the echo, the idea of the thing.
Making believe means doing the work until your talent is set free - until success becomes instinct.
Making believe requires the roar of an Olympic Spirit.
Today we light the torch for all the wondrous work ahead.
The work of making believe.
Next Class: Personal Crafting Schedule
Previous Class: EA First Rehearsal + Rehearsal Report
We Get To Really Live
How Will Anyone Know?
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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