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The Elysium Aesthetic

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The Elysium Aesthetic

Week Eight: Physical Practice (Part One)

Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Part One 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 Instrument section. Enjoy!

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This Month’s Focus

Part One: The Road To Elysium

Today’s Class

Physical Practice (Part One)

Today’s Target

​​When it comes to our instrument, our finish line is both simple and extra-ordinary. 

The ability to truly live. To exist in the now. To simply be.

Today we’re introducing a teammate for the ages. 

​A companion on your journey forward. 

​Something to challenge you, grow your muscles, and at the same time develop with you.

Something where as you go deeper, the work challenges you on a deeper level. 

​Whatever you need from each day, it matches exactly.

​A powerful new practice for our instrument section that will take you from your Daily Body into your Acting Instrument, from rules to permissions, from the weight of expectation to the wonder of possibility, from holding onto protection… to being caught by the moment.

​It’s time to roar into the first part of our EA Physical Practice.

Next Class: EA First Rehearsal + Rehearsal Report
Previous Class: Elysium Artist

  1. A Human Be-ing

  1. The Moment

  1. Instrument

  1. We Have A Challenge

  1. This Beautiful Work


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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