• Spring Break! Spring Break!

    by  • March 13, 2018 • 0 Comments

    This past week was spring break for all of our students. All together they traveled to more than ten countries! Below Jessica, Rosalind, Flora, and Sarah share some stories from their adventures! Jessica Hayward, Muhlenberg College Spring break came as a wonderful relief after so many weeks of busy classes, but I’m now glad...

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    Arezzo in the Snow

    by  • February 27, 2018 • 0 Comments

     This week Kiarra, Maggie, Jess, and Abigail talk about some exciting courses like mask making and training in Ljubljana, as well as reflecting on what their time here so far has taught them about themselves. Kiarra Donnelly, Coastal Caronlina University This week we arrived at our highly anticipated mask making unit. In Commedia class, we...

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    Advice and Adventures in Arezzo

    by  • February 22, 2018 • 0 Comments


    Dance students Claire and Cait and One Year student Anna Rae share some recent adventures and pro tips about studying in Arezzo! Claire Sickinger, Bates College Learning in a Different Language Working with teachers whose first language is different than my own has been a very interesting experience. It’s eye opening how much of...

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    Tales of European Travels

    by  • February 8, 2018 • 0 Comments


    This week we hear from Undergrad Physical Theatre Students Tim, Chloe,  and Julia and One Year Program Student Dalton! They are back from their long weekend, and share some reflections and excitement. Tim Janovsky, Muhlenberg College What’s surprised me most about living at the Accademia and in Italy is that anything is possible when you throw...

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    Stepping Into Spring: A Spring 2018 ADA Newsletter

    by  • February 1, 2018 • 0 Comments


    Stepping Into Spring Our Spring 2018 undergraduate students have arrived and are already hard at work! This semester, twenty undergraduate Physical Theatre students, nine Dance students, and four students in the One Year Physical Theatre program will live together at Villa Godiola for a rigorous, creative, and transformative artistic experience. The first two weeks...

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    New Faces Meet Old Places

    by  • January 30, 2018 • 0 Comments

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    This past weekend our undergrad students went on a trip to Florence! They were lead in a tour by our Student Life Director, Monica, and then had a chance to explore this beautiful city on their own! Below Makenna, Bethany, Connor, Ellie, tell us about what they did. We also hear from One Year Program...

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    Off to a Great Start

    by  • January 23, 2018 • 0 Comments

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     It’s our first full week of classes at the ADA! Our new group of Undergrad Physical Theatre and Dance students are beginning to be settled in. Below One Year Student Dara, Dance Student Nadia, and Physical Theatre Students Livia, and Jem express their excitement and goals for the semester! Dara Potts, Coastal Carolina University...

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    Crossing the Finish Line

    by  • December 4, 2017 • 0 Comments


    For the final blog of the semester Griffin O’Connor, Dara Potts, Ryan Connelly, Megan Muratore, and Amani Huell talk about  how they feel about the semester coming to a close and some things they look forward to going home to.   Griffin O’Connor, Muhlenberg College I had to do a double take this morning when I glanced at...

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    Reflections and Advice

    by  • November 27, 2017 • 0 Comments


    One week until the final presentation! Read below for some reflections about collaboration and some advice for future students from Physical Theatre Students TJ Little, Tara Ellwood, Autumn McNutt, and Steph Pilavin! TJ Little, Coastal Carolina University Being in Italy for a semester, learning to devise theatre can be very stressful. It’s okay. Accept what...

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    Home Away from Home

    by  • November 22, 2017 • 0 Comments


    We’re in the home stretch with only 2 and a half weeks left for our Fall 2017 Undergrads! Below we hear from music students Elmira David, Laura Lynn Brickle, Bryan Johnson, and Madison  Allen. Elmira David, Goucher College It’s kind of unreal how this semester program is almost over. In the past 2 months, the music...

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    A New Chapter (part 3): Interviews with MFA Cohort IV

    by  • November 20, 2017 • 0 Comments

    A New Chapter: Interviews with MFA Cohort IV Group 3: Justine Hince, Richard Martinez, Caroline Montes, Erika Whatley If you missed the first two entries in this series, after a long, productive residency with Divadlo Continuo Theatre in the Czech Republic, which involved daily training along with the creation of 14 Lines, the final performance of their...

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    Learning Experiences

    by  • November 14, 2017 • 0 Comments


    With only a few weeks left of the semester this weeks bloggers Nate Rosario, Dalton Hedrick, Sabrina Sonner, Alyssa Crook, and Maggie Renfroe talk about their experiences and some of what they’ve learned about themselves here! Nate Rosario, Muhlenberg College When I was traveling for fall break I was all by myself. It was incredibly stressful on...

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