• Pictured from left: Andrea Cavarra, Reyna Orelup, Shannon Dempsey
Photo by Melanie Neu

    Sizzling Summer Spotlight: Life Behind the Mask

    by  • July 27, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Commedia dell’Arte with Michela Mocchiutti We asked: Mikaela Salcedo (Ball State University), and Gabe Halstead-Alvarez (Interlochen Center for the Arts) What has been your favorite moment in class so far? Gabe: One of my favorite moments has to be when we worked with partners. Being the youngest student in the program, I have learned...

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    Pictured from left: Jason Sleisenger, Federico Siniscalco, Carl Napolitano, Reyna Orelup, Melanie Ottino
Photo by Melanie Neu

    Sizzling Summer Spotlight: The Inside Scoop on Film and Drawing!

    by  • July 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Documentary Film with Federico Siniscalco We asked: Carl Napolitano (Hendrix College) and Emily Bruner (University of Arkansas at Little Rock) What has been your favorite moment in class so far? Carl: Learning about the history of documentary film and how the genre has evolved and changed throughout its existence. Also, of course, learning filming techniques...

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    Berlin Wednesdays: Our Favorite Parks

    by  • July 22, 2015 • 0 Comments


    As the MFA cohort begins their intensive with Familie Flöz in Berlin, we thought it would be nice to ask alumni and staff where their favorite places are in the city of Berlin. This weekly series will continue through the cohort’s six week intensive. #BerlinWednesdays begin with an introduction to parks around Berlin. Though there...

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    July 2015 Newsletter: Summer Arts Program and Farewell Geneviève

    by  • July 20, 2015 • 0 Comments


       In this edition of the ADA Newsletter we say farewell to Geneviève Durst, Student Life Coordinator, and feature our Summer Arts program, which began July 5 and runs through August 1.  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Early Bird Discount for Spring 2016 Dance and Physical Theatre programs expires July 31. Apply now before it’s too late! Geneviève...

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    Sizzling Summer Spotlight: SAP takes on Italia!

    by  • July 17, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Reyna Orelup, Carl Napolitano, Jerry Thomeczek
Photo by Lexi Adams

    Last weekend, the Summer Arts Program students had a free weekend to explore Italy… groups travelled all over Italy, from Venezia to the Cinque Terre to Rome. Here Leah and Jerry share some insider tips from their first time traveling in Italia! Where did you travel to this weekend, and what was the highlight?...

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    Sizzling Summer Spotlight: SAP Week One!

    by  • July 10, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Photo by Lexi Adams

    On Sunday, our students for this year’s Summer Arts Program finally arrived after much anticipation from the ADA staff. (An empty Villa is a lonely Villa indeed!)  They’ve been braving the heat, which has risen to nearly 40 degrees Celsius this week, to explore Arezzo while getting to know each other and the ADA.  We pulled a...

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    Faculty Spotlight: Rita Petrone

    by  • June 17, 2015 • 0 Comments


    Faculty Spotlight: Rita Petrone Professor of Modern Dance Technique Rita Petrone has been a core faculty member at the Accademia dell’Arte for over 8 years. She first found out about the ADA from long-time friend and Dance Performance professor, Giorgio Rossi. Rita has taught contemporary dance for almost thirty years. For the past 20...

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    Dance Newsletter June 2015 – Alumnae Spotlights

    by  • June 15, 2015 • 0 Comments


    Dance Newsletter: June 15, 2015 Alumni Spotlights Meredith Clemons (ADA Dance Spring 2015): My final days in Rotterdam, Netherlands are quickly approaching. I have spent three weeks here in a work exchange position and have been taking classes at a studio in the center city. Taking class in a professional setting has been incredibly...

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    MFA Newsletter May 2015 – MFA Cohort Begins Final Semester

    by  • May 29, 2015 • 0 Comments

    A Few Spots Left for the Incoming MFA Cohort  The Accademia’s incoming MFA cohort (beginning September 2015) is almost full, but we’re still accepting applications for the final few places.  For more information visit the MFA website. For questions about applying contact mfa@dellarte.it.  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Final Stretch for the MFA Cohort The ADA’s MFA...

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    What’s on your European Bucket List?

    by  • April 14, 2015 • 0 Comments


    During our time here in Italy and at the Accademia, we have accomplished a lot on our European bucket list, but with the last few weeks dwindling down, there are still some things we have yet to achieve. These include certain cities that we have yet to explore, befriending a wild boar family, and eating three gelatos...

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