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    Jumping Out of Our Comfort Zone

    by  • October 8, 2019 • 0 Comments

    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

    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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    Co Teaching with Dragana Alfirevic, Dejan Srhoj, and Gregor Kamnikar

    by  • July 18, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    For the second half of our Summer Dance Intensive our dancers participated in CoTeaching- Space for Collaborative Dance Production and Exchange of Dance Knowledge taught by Dragana Alfirevic, Dejan Srhoj, and Gregor Kamnikar of Nomad Dance Academy in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The dancers and faculty members worked together to explore and create by having an...

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    Summer Student Perspectives: Me & My Imagination

    by  • July 11, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    For this week’s student ADALife Blog post physical theatre student Mckenzie shares with us some of her instagram blogging she’s been doing while here at the ADA, and dance student Ronesha shares some photos and videos she’s taken of her fellow dancers and the work they’ve been doing. Mckenzie Wilkins, Arizona State University (Physical...

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    Under the (hot) Tuscan Sun: an Accademia dell’Arte Newsletter

    by  • July 9, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    Under the (hot) Tuscan Sun: an Accademia dell’Arte Newsletter Summer is an exciting time here at the Accademia dell’Arte. The Villa is full of young artists soaking up every ounce of knowledge from their peers and the summer faculty. Summer Intensives are an opportunity for students in Dance and Physical Theatre to explore and...

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    C.O.R.E with Helena Fernandino and Wagner Moreira

    by  • July 8, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    The first two weeks of our summer intensives are complete. Our dance students worked in their first two weeks in an intensive called C.O.R.E (Creating Opportunities for Research and Exploration). They worked with dancers, Helena Fernandino and Wagner Moreira. As these two artists are also parents, they switched off teaching time to take care...

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    Intern Corner: Body Honor

    by  • July 5, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    At the end of week three and one more week to go of the Summer Physical Theatre Intensive, summer intern Rachel reflects and describes the experience she’s had so far in the Body Memory intensive taught by Dénes Döbrei and Heni Varga. It’s 5:00am. We don’t speak or make eye contact. We stand together...

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