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    Reminiscing and Finding Support as the End Draws Near

    by  • November 13, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Carlie Maze, Coastal Carolina University Semester Physical Theatre Program It is so wild to think that there are only 3 weeks left here. So many emotions arise when I think about leaving this place- sadness, anxiety, excitement, nervousness, aching within both the body and mind, etc. I am excited to experience what it is...

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    Learning How to Be Free

    by  • October 30, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    Daliah Bernstein, Muhlenberg College Semester Physical Theatre Program Last week, we had the amazing opportunity to work with sound artist, Tomaž Grom. We first met him in Ljubljana when he performed an intriguing concert. On the first day, we worked with tempo and rhythm. He gave us a sheet of paper with numbers and...

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    Exciting Adventures with Friends New and Old

    by  • October 23, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    Cate Esposito, Muhlenberg College Semester Physical Theatre Program Over fall break, I travelled with my friend Aliza Saper, who is here for the one year program at ADA. We spent the week in Dublin and Amsterdam! I already knew we were gonna have a great time in Dublin when we saw a rainbow as...

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    Jumping Out of Our Comfort Zone

    by  • October 8, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    Samuel Hsieh, Furman University Semester Music Program Today, we musicians had our first showcase of the year here in Italy! We performed at Petrarch’s house. People from the Accademia, the theatre students, and townspeople all came to our concert! It was a great first experience to be able to perform for the public, and...

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    One Month in Italy, One Month with this Community

    by  • September 30, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    Helena Bryant, Muhlenberg College Semester Physical Theatre Program After an almost 7 hour bus ride we finally arrived in the beautiful Ljubljana. Attempting to sleep in the hostel that night was hard, as the excitement for the following day’s master class was overwhelming. None of us knew what to expect, but still, we were...

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    Remarkable Experiences Near and Far Away

    by  • September 24, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    Vanna Tsiknias, Furman University Semester Music Program We have been in Italy for about a month now and it is everything plus more than I could’ve imagined. I’ve been out of the country a couple of times, but actually living here is a whole different experience. I’m living and getting to explore this beautiful...

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    Starting to Feel Like Home

    by  • September 18, 2019 • 0 Comments

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      Ryan Estes, Muhlenberg College Semester Physical Theatre Program I’ve recently been thinking a lot about the duality between the concepts of “ephemerality” and “eternity”. As I walk through the hallways of the Villa, back and forth from the living room to the “WiFi couch”, and as I sit doing readings and listening to...

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    New Discoveries and New Beginnings

    by  • September 11, 2019 • 0 Comments

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      Olivia Rescigno, Muhlenberg College Semester Physical Theatre Program As a first time international traveler, the second I saw the yellow villa come into sight, a weight was lifted off of my shoulders. In that moment, it hit me that I was actually in Italy and the beautiful yellow structure with green shutters was...

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    Commedia dell’Arte with Chiara D’Anna

    by  • July 21, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    For the second half of our summer intensive physical theatre students either took Body Memory taught by Heni Varga and Dénes Döbrei or Commedia dell’Arte taught by Chiara D’Anna. In the Commedia dell’Arte course they explored and learned the history and traditions of Commedia dell’Arte and how to use those tools to  in a contemporary way....

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    Body Memory with Heni Varga and Dénes Döbrei

    by  • July 19, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    For the second half of our summer intensive physical theatre students either took Body Memory taught by Heni Varga and Dénes Döbrei or Commedia dell’Arte taught by Chiara D’Anna. In the Body Memory course students worked in an ensemble to awaken their bodies to memories of the pasts in order to create new work. Below...

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