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    Alumni Spotlight: Tut’Zanni Edition – ALi Landvatter, Founder and Author of “Exploring Modern Commedia dell’Arte”

    by  • August 17, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Tut’Zanni Theatre Company is an all ADA Alumni commedia company based out of NYC. ALi Landvatter is a Spring 2006 Alumna that has taken the commedia world by storm. She founded Tut’Zanni Theatre Company with colleague Dory Sibley in November 2011. After 5 years and 5 shows, Tut’Zanni is still going strong and will...

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    New Excursion Destination: Ljubljana, Slovenia

    by  • August 12, 2016 • 0 Comments

    The Accademia is proud to introduce Ljubljana as the new destination for a multi-day study tour for semester program students. Italy and Slovenia share a border and it’s capital, Ljubljana, an artistic and cultural hub of Europe, sits just 2 hour’s drive from Venice. During the 4 day study tour, Physical Theatre and Dance...

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    Finding Your Inner Artist: Summer Students Speak Out

    by  • July 28, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    One of the reasons we love the Summer Arts Program is that it attracts students from many different disciplines, filling the villa with a uniquely diverse cohort. We think it’s exciting to find out how students who spend a majority of their time studying other subjects think about art making, and how they claim identities...

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    Sizzling Summer Spotlight: Summer Arts 2016

    by  • July 22, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    A post-grad costume designer. A Mount Holyoke theatre student native to Bangalore, India. A rising senior at Hendrix College studying International Relations and Politics. What drew Elonna Bettini, Urvi Jacob, and Isaac Filat to study in Arezzo this summer? Find out in the interviews below! Which classes are you taking this summer? What interested you...

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    Intern Corner: People & Places

    by  • July 19, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    This weekend my roommate, Claire, and I had the wonderful opportunity to take a few short day trips to Florence, Cortona, and Castiglion Fiorentino. I love going to Florence because with each trip I seem to encounter parts of the city with a different perspective. However, traveling to Cortona and Castiglion Fiorentino were entirely...

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    Summer Newsletter Interviews: CrisisART 2016

    by  • July 11, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    Leonardo Lambruschini: Local artist and performer, ADA Contact Improvisation Instructor What is your involvement in the CrisisART festival? For the festival this year, I am a Contact Improvisation teacher and daily participant in other workshops and activities. On the last night, we also had a Contact Improvisation performance that was open to festival participants...

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    Intern Corner: Introducing Lexi Adams

    by  • July 1, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    Ciao, everyone! My name is Lexi, and I will be interning with Accademia dell’Arte for the remainder of their summer programs. I was a student in the Summer Arts Program in 2015 and just couldn’t stay away. Now, I’m so happy to be back here in Arezzo, and assisting with everything I can! Back...

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    MFA in Physical Theatre: Circus!

    by  • June 16, 2016 • 0 Comments

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     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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