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

    Things That Don’t Fit in a Suitcase

    by  • April 26, 2016 • 0 Comments

    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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    Commedia, Butoh, and Contemporary Technique & Partnering

    by  • March 29, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Last week, we interviewed Physical Theatre students Sam Barksdale (BU), Lydia Utter (BU), and Gabriel Stephens (BU) about their ongoing work in Commedia dell’Arte with professor Michela Mocchiutti, and we asked Dance students Olivia Wood (Muhlenberg), Lexi Solazzo (Goucher), and Jack Russell (Cornish) about their experience with two week-long intensives: Butoh with Mitsuru Sasaki,...

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    “Brain, Brain Go Away,” and other Academic Jewels

    by  • March 29, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Rhyver White, Laura Mullaney, Stephanie Occhipinti, Emily Eldridge-Ingram

    This week, we asked four of our undergraduate Physical Theatre and Dance students to share two “academic jewels” they’ve gained during their studies here, and how they’d like to share these treasured lessons with people back at home. Read on to hear more from Lydia, Carly, Rafi, and Rhyver! Lydia Utter: Physical Theatre (Boston University,...

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    Sunshine and Strudel: Spring Break 2016

    by  • March 23, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Christa Maxwell, Annie Corrao

    This semester, our undergraduate Physical Theatre and Dance students set an ADA record by collectively visiting 22 cities in 9 different countries: England, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Austria! We had students on the beach in the Cinque Terre, Catania, and Majorca, students exploring the urban art scene in Berlin, Amsterdam,...

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    MFA Cohort IV: Module 2

    by  • March 9, 2016 • 0 Comments


    MFA Cohort IV: Music with Saso Vollmaier Recently, MFA Cohort IV concluded their studies in music with Saso Vollmaier. We asked Tristan Schaffer-Goldman, Ware Carlton-Ford, and Justine Hince to tell us more about their experience in the classroom with Saso, and how the tools they gained will apply to their work in the future:...

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    What’s Your Break-Through Story?

    by  • March 7, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Hannah Donoghue, Emily Peiffer, Laura Mullaney

    We can’t believe our undergraduate Physical Theatre and Dance students are already approaching the halfway mark of their semester here in Italy! As they reach this pivotal moment in their studies, we asked them to tell us their “break-through” stories: moments where they overcame a personal or academic challenge, gained valuable perspective, or developed in...

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    Adventures in Venezia: Spring 2016

    by  • March 1, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    A week ago, our undergraduate Physical Theatre and Dance students, along with our year-long Physical Theatre students, took Venice by storm! We asked them to take a few moments to reflect on this experience, and tell us how it may have influenced their personal and artistic lives. Annie, Maddie, Gabriel, and Lexi have plenty...

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    Working with European Teachers: Discovering Cultural Differences

    by  • February 23, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Olivia Wood, Sydney Burrows, Maia Potok-Holmes, Julia Krawczyk

    Rapidly approaching the one-month mark here in Italy, we’ve asked some of our undergraduate Physical Theatre and Dance students to reflect upon how working with European instructors has colored their experience, impacted their artistic life, and opened their eyes in new ways. Check out this cultural reflection by Julia, Carrigan, Michelle, and Tommy, and...

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