Apr 18 • 49M

The Elysium Aesthetic

Physical Practice (Part Two)

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Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Class Two of The Elysium Aesthetic. It’s the third Monday of the month, which means our focus turns to our Instrument.

You deserve to be whoever you are, on any day of the week.

To be able to taste, to test, to diagnose where you’re at … and know how to find a new baseline.

To build from that baseline into the highest levels of a fearless acting instrument.

You deserve an Olympic training practice that always accepts you for who you are.

On your good days and on your bad days.

Always moving you forward from wherever you start.

That’s our focus for the week ahead.

The teammate, the gauntlet, that is the Physical Practice of The Elysium Aesthetic.

The Road To Elysium

Elysian Fields (Willie Huang)

This Month’s Focus

Class Two: The Olympic Spirit

Today’s Class

Physical Practice (Part Two) + (Notes)

Today’s Finish Line

Fearless expression inspired by the unfiltered taste of life.

A powerful physical practice for your instrument that stretches you beyond the tensions and rules of the daily body to the possibilities and permissions of your acting instrument.

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In Case You Missed: Physical Practice (Part One)…

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The Olympic Spirit

We’ll use this space to recap each week’s personal crafting work - and share the discoveries and challenges of teammates within our community.

Personal Crafting Work

Simple Pieces of Choreography

Building off our Physical Practice baseline of doing nothing, introducing touch, and surrendering to our lazy, Sunday morning roll:

  1. Allow the roll to lead into our 5 simple pieces of choreography.

  2. … release the experience unapologetically with the phrase “My name is (__) and I feel very, very (__).”

  3. Allow your body to come into standing - slumping and swinging into the unknown.

I Have No Apologies

As you spin & twirl into the unknown:

  1. The moment you taste unexpected contact, open your eyes with full acceptance …

  2. … and release the experience instantly with the phrase “My name is (__) and I have no apologies!”

  3. Close your eyes and spin into the unknown.

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Put It Up On The Wall!

We had a tradition of capturing quotes on the Elysium walls. The torch has now been passed to the digital realm. We’ll use this space to highlight quotes and translate those terms we tend to throw around.

Glossary Gigantum

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Today’s Quote

'‘When last we left our heroes …”

Sample the ‘stacks.

In honor of our friends at The Sample (who knew the coolest newsletters to send me … and here we are today!) each Monday I’ll highlight a Substacker that’s tickling the tastebuds:

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Music to carry us into our break.