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The Elysium Aesthetic
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The Elysium Aesthetic

Week Seventeen: Nurture Transformation

Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Part Three 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 Three: Actor’s Faith

Today’s Class

Nurture Transformation

Today’s Target

​​Character is built through nature. Through our instincts. Through the things in our DNA, infused in our soul, in our humanity, from when we are born.

​Character is also built through nurture. 

​Through the experiences we have in life.

Experiences shape character. 

​If we’re going to really believe (and stay away from pretending) ...

If we’re going to be the thing (instead of the idea of the thing) …

We need the experiences of our character to know what our character knows.

​This week our Olympic Spirit and Actor’s Faith welcome a new teammate to our Transformation Toolbox.

​A powerful new tool for your craft that gifts you with the experiences that shaped your character … and turns every character unknown into deep, textured transformation.


Next Class: I Can Do Anything
Previous Class: Imagination Practice (Part One)

  1. The Challenge

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  1. We Need A Tool

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  1. All. Of. Them.

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  1. The Confidence

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  1. You Are Becoming

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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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