In the past few weeks, as I’ve been putting together workshops for my Acting classes- I’ve been looking at the terminology we use as lingo, language and description when we talk about Stanislavsky- “the Method”. I’ve noticed a direct link between the lingo, and the word “motivation” (which we use in Acting- as in “What’s my motivation? Why should my character do this?”)- and our every day creative lives- Motivational Creativity.
EXERCISE: “MOTIVATIONAL CREATIVITY”
Work through these questions to gain clarity and motivation:
1. What’s your OBJECTIVE for your Creativity today? What do you want to do TODAY- e.g.- I want to write 1000 of my novel, or go and see a movie/exhibition- whatever.
2. What’s your SUPER OBJECTIVE for the next six months? A super objective is an overriding goal- such as- I want to finish this collection of paintings and hold an exhibition- it’s a major statement, something big, but something achievable.
3. What ACTIONS can you take to move you closer to your goals? (manageable steps- can you make one today to move you closer to getting what you want?)
Visualization: This can help move you closer to achieving your goals. Visualize living and breathing your goal/objective/super objective as if its happening now.
Active Imagination: Add on to your visualisation by invoking the five senses- imagine seeing through your own eyes and fully embodying your goal/objective/super objective.
Enjoy! Claire x
I am currently running 7 Week Programs/Workshops in Performance of Adults- Thursday Evenings is “Acting Fundamentals”, 6-9 pm (Tantrum, 48 Watt Street, Newcastle, NSW) and “Imago Actors Studio”- Saturday mornings 9-12. See website for booking details. Drop in classes are available. firstname.lastname@example.org