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    Beyond the Comfort Zone: Personal Growth Stories

    by  • April 24, 2017 • 0 Comments

    If we stay inside of what is comfortable and familiar, we will never grow. That, among many other life lessons, is what we hope our students will take away from their study abroad experience at the ADA. This week, ADALife bloggers Emily and Renelle are reflecting on which steps they took outside their comfort...

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    Living Abroad: What Will You Miss Most?

    by  • April 19, 2017 • 0 Comments

    It’s the home stretch of Spring 2017, and as our ADALife bloggers prepare to head back to the USA, they are reflecting this week on what they will miss about life abroad and at the ADA. Check out what Elena and Mekala have to say! Elena Morris: Physical Theatre, Boston University MA I think...

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    Spring is in the Air: an MFA Newsletter

    by  • April 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    Spring is in the Air: an MFA Newsletter The Spring 2017 semester at the ADA is well underway. In fact, we are already nearing it’s conclusion! Both MFA cohorts are hard at work: Cohort V is preparing for their Commedia showing, which will run for two days at the Teatro Virginian in Arezzo, while...

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    The Home Stretch: Spring Semester Reflections

    by  • April 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Michayla Kelly, Caroline Burden, Megan Hopkins, Briar White, Eliza Malecki, Tamar Reisner-Stehman
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    It’s already the middle of April, and we can’t believe it. As our students look ahead to departure day in just two short weeks, some ADALife bloggers have stopped to reflect on what they will miss most about life in the Villa and Arezzo, and also on their personal breakthrough moments this semester. Check...

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    Dancing into Spring: A Dance Newsletter

    by  • April 10, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    Dancing into Spring 2017 Spring is in the air in Arezzo and our group of 15 vivacious dancers are filling Villa Godiola each day with spirited energy. In addition to their training in Ballet and Contemporary Technique and Performance,  this semester has been a whirlwind of different intensives and workshops, such as Dance Theatre,...

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    Working with European Instructors: Finding Common Ground

    by  • March 28, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    This week, our ADALife bloggers reflected on what the key differences are between working with American professors at their home institutions and European instructors here in Arezzo. Read below to check out what Kyra, Ben, Geoffrey and Tamar had to say! Kyra Tantao: Physical Theatre, Boston University MA I was not surprised when I...

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    Tales from Spring Break 2017

    by  • March 24, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    Our students are back from spring break and full of stories to tell! From Dublin to Barcelona to London to Greece and everywhere in between, ADA students were scattered to the four winds to explore and enjoy the best of what Europe has to offer. Read on to hear from Ali, Korilyn, Lily, Anthony, and...

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    How To Survive a Semester Abroad

    by  • March 8, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    Well folks, you heard it here first: According to ADALife bloggers Nicky, Alice, Olivia, Maddie, and Emma, the following is a list of everything you need to know to survive a semester at the ADA. Check it out below! Accademia dell’Arte Survival Tips and Tricks: Take advantage of talking to the professors outside of...

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    Home Sweet Villa: An Inside Look!

    by  • March 3, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    This week, ADALife bloggers Mackenzie, Sophia, Carolyn, Briar, and Caroline decided that written words would not suffice in their efforts to convey their experience. Instead, they created a video interview featuring multiple ADA faculty and staff members! Click below to watch their video blog: Also, here is a photo by Carolyn Bonaccorsi taken from the...

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    Dance and Psychodrama in Ljubljana: Interviews with Iztok Kovač and Tomi Janezič

    by  • February 24, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    On February 13th, a bus full of ADA dancers and actors arrived in Ljubljana, Slovenia for a four-day study tour. Our students had the incredible opportunity to participate in dance and movement workshops with internationally acclaimed dancer Iztok Kovač and his company EnKnapGroup, as well as workshops in Psychodrama with expert in the field Tomi...

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    February General Newsletter

    by  • February 21, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    Missed our latest newsletter? Want to read full student and staff interviews? Look no further! We’ve got you covered. Geoffrey Solomon: Physical Theatre, Emory University GA The Accademia is a completely different program from anything I’ve ever been a part of before.  Students at the Accademia are encouraged to break personal boundaries through an...

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    La Vita Europea: Notable Experiences

    by  • February 12, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    A large portion of the learning students do during a semester abroad happens outside the classroom. The whole point of spending three months in a new environment is to get outside of what’s familiar. For this reason, we love hearing where our students are spending their weekends and what they take away from these...

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