Milikin Student Blog Post: Bodymind

As actors in America, we have a tendency to seperate our mind from our body. Having such ideas be seperated can cause a lot of damage. Letting the mind and body be their own seperate entity can cause the audience to be confused. For example: The actor wants to send their energy down, but the body is sending energy out instead. The mind and the body aren’t connecting to one another. The mind is doing one thing while the body is doing another. In order to be a true story tellers, we need to practice connecting our bodymind.

A possible exercise is voluntarily or involuntarily sending energy:
On the vertical: Up. Down.
On the horizonal: Out. In.
— Darius Lee