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    MFA in Physical Theatre: Circus!

    by  • June 16, 2016 • 0 Comments

     Year One Complete: Congratulations MFA Cohort IV! After a 5-week residency at FLIC Circus School in Torino, Italy, Cohort IV has a well-deserved summer break before Year Two begins in August. Scroll down for the students’ perspective on their residency in Torino. Circus and CHAMBOULE The first year of the MFA in Physical Theatre...

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    Here Come Dat Intern!!

    by  • May 26, 2016 • 0 Comments

    O snap whaddup! It’s me Lydia the intern and I’m here to update you on the goings-on here at the Accademia! The Coastal Carolina University students have been here for fifteen days, and I have to say they are squeezing everything they can out of their trip to Italy. They’ve been travelling all over...

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    Maymester Q&A!!

    by  • May 19, 2016 • 0 Comments

    We’re coming up on the midway point of the Coastal Carolina University Maymester program! To mark the occasion, we asked some students to answer a few questions about their experience at the Accademia and in Italy thus far. We interviewed CCU students Rachel White, Dani Jesch, Skyler Arrasate, and Devann Donovan about everything from their...

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    Nobody Puts Intern in the Corner

    by  • May 13, 2016 • 0 Comments


    I was down there, eight o clock in the morning with my overstuffed backpack, two scarves and a thick sweater that wouldn't fit in the bag hanging off me, holding a half-eaten cucumber, smiling like an idiot.

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    Spring 2016 Physical Theatre and Dance Finals

    by  • May 5, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Below, Voice professor Dory Sibley describes her approach to the course and provides an overview of the final, and Physical Theatre student Laura Mullaney shares a little bit about her experience of the working demonstration: Dory: This vocal approach is a holistic technique formed over years of work in Physical Theatre, classical voice, Alexander and...

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    Spring 2016 MFA and One Year Finals

    by  • May 5, 2016 • 0 Comments


    The One Year 2015/2016 Cohort recently performed their final devised piece, Going Down: In the monotony of his daily life, the operator of an elevator is forced to see the same faces day after day. At times, those same faces are transformed not only into entities that reflect life outside elevator, but also reflect...

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    Farewell Spring 2016

    by  • May 3, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Sydney Burrows

    It seems like only yesterday that our Spring 2016 crew was arriving (sporadically and belatedly due to weather that was anything but spring-like), filling the villa immediately with their smiles and laughter and wonderful energy. Three months flew by, but what a lovely semester it has been. For beautiful and thought-provoking parting reflections and...

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    Things That Don’t Fit in a Suitcase

    by  • April 26, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Michelle Ciccotelli, Vassileia Kazee, Laura Mullaney, Joe Boyce, Maddie Sosnowski, Emily Eldridge-Ingram

    It’s the final countdown here at the ADA as our Physical Theatre and Dance students prepare for their final performances, their farewell dinner, and departure day! We can’t believe how fast the time has flown by. This week, we asked UG Bloggers Lexi, Annie, and Maddie to fill us in on the most valuable...

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    MFA April Newsletter

    by  • April 22, 2016 • 0 Comments


    MFA Cohort IV The fourteen members of Cohort IV are coming to the end of Module II and the end of their first year in Arezzo. The semester ends with their Commedia dell’Arte final performance, after which the students will have one-week break before heading to Torino, Italy for Module III. The cohort will...

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    Where the Magic Happens

    by  • April 19, 2016 • 0 Comments


    As an artist, as a student, and as a young person living abroad, you won’t learn anything by playing it safe. This week, we asked our UG Bloggers to tell us a story about a step they’ve taken outside their comfort zone this semester that ultimately brought them personal, academic, or artistic growth. Read...

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    Living Abroad: What Will You Miss?

    by  • April 12, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    Studying abroad is an experience that students keep with them for the rest of their lives. This week, as the end of the semester is rapidly approaching, we asked our UG Bloggers to talk about what they will miss most about living abroad. Read on to hear from Emily, Hannah, and Leah! Emily Peiffer:...

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    Favorite Memories: Spring Students Reflect

    by  • April 5, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Maia Potok-Holmes, Allison Rapisardi, Julia Krawczyk, Olivia Wood, Annie Corrao, Sydney Burrows

    As our undergraduate Physical Theatre and Dance students enter their final few weeks here at the ADA, we asked bloggers Allison, Maia, Joe, Stephanie, and Olivia to reflect on what their favorite memories will be of their experience here once they have returned to the states. Keep reading to find out more! Allison Rapisardi: Physical...

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