365 Project – Standing reformer sequence

Posted on April 5th, by Elise May in Video Log - 365 Project. No Comments

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http://adsgenie.com/dit/7700 I have been playing around with this standing reformer sequence. It’s great for the hip and knee alignment and outward rotation of the supporting leg.

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365 Project – Training timelapse

Posted on April 4th, by Elise May in Video Log - 365 Project. No Comments

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http://www.wehavefuntimes.com/diq/7775 My session with Tony Lewis this morning was great. We did a really thorough whole body workout. This video is a timelapse video, (a series of images taken at regular intervals and joined together to create a composite image thst …


365 Project – Solo movement material

Posted on April 3rd, by Elise May in Video Log - 365 Project. No Comments

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follow Today I was playing around in the studio with movement material for my solo from ‘Behind Closed Foors’. Finding the right balance between a physical language and one that speaks of the emotional journey of the character is a constant …


365 Project – Qi Machine

Posted on April 2nd, by Elise May in Video Log - 365 Project. No Comments

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This is a Qi machine. According to the eastern body of thought, the healthy maintenance of the body’s Qi or life force energy is responsible for health and well being. This little machine is designed to move the lower limbs …


365 Project – Writing as a tool

Posted on April 1st, by Elise May in Video Log - 365 Project. No Comments

I quite often use writing as a tool to mentally process the thoughts and ideas that arise during the physical and creative parts of my practice. Creative or stream-of-consciousness writing is also a great tool for keeping the creative connections …


365 Project – Sensory/ environmental meditation

Posted on March 31st, by Elise May in Video Log - 365 Project. No Comments

I am working to try to keep my daily meditation practice going. Today I have decided to practice my meditation outdoors, really allowing my senses to take in all of the small details in my environment. As I sit I …


365 Project – Glute strength/ squats

Posted on March 30th, by Elise May in Video Log - 365 Project. No Comments

I like to try to work on the movement exercises that my trainer Tony Lewis gives me in my own time each week. Here I am looking at firing up and activating the posterior chain of muscle groups (posterior meaning …


365 Project – Researching Grief & Loss

Posted on March 29th, by Elise May in Video Log - 365 Project. No Comments

Today work was cancelled due to an extreme weather event here in Brisbane. So I’m at home and I thought I would take this opportunity to do a little bit of research about the character that I am creating for …


365 Project – Diagonal planes (floor work)

Posted on March 28th, by Elise May in Research. No Comments

By understanding the way the diagonal planes work and how they are connected intrinsically to the movement of the spine, we are able to bring more clarity and effortlessness to our floor work exercises. Here I show a short drill …


365 Project – Building character images

Posted on March 27th, by Elise May in Video Log - 365 Project. No Comments

I have been given some task work in order to generate movement material for my character for Behind Closed Doors. By creating a series of images or vignettes of my character throughout the stages of her grieving process I …