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    Living Abroad: What Has Surprised You?

    by  • February 9, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Maia Potok-Holmes: Dance (Goucher College, MD) Coming to Italy and the Accademia, I knew that this was going to be an incredible experience, but I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I had never been to Italy before and only knew a little bit about the program from people who had been here in...

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    Fall 2015: Closing Reflections

    by  • December 15, 2015 • 0 Comments


    Our Fall 2015 Physical Theatre crew departed the ADA this past Saturday morning. Though we were certainly sad to see them go, we are proud of all their hard work, and it has been an honor watching them grow as artists and people these past three months. Read on to hear some final thoughts on the...

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    ADA Newsletter December 14: Farewell Fall 2015

    by  • December 15, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Farewell Fall 2015! As the Fall 2015 semester draws to a close, the Accademia dell’Arte says a fond farewell to this fall’s semester students. To the One Year Physical Theatre students and MFA Cohort IV we say arrivederci (for now)! These students will return in January after a short break for the holidays. This...

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    Out of Your Comfort Zone: Personal Growth Stories

    by  • December 3, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Today is a very bittersweet day as we wish our Furman music students a fond farewell back to the United States. They have truly brightened our community with their glowing personalities, supportive attitudes, and of course, their beautiful music. We asked four music students to reflect on the steps they have taken outside their comfort...

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    Life Inside the Villa: What Will You Miss Most?

    by  • November 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured from left: Ashlyn Wells, Andrea Cavarra, Laura McCullagh, Taylor Hunsberger, Jake Parisse, Julie Amento, Nicole Esposito, Becca Canziani, Karina Fox, Billy Porges, Evan Richter, DeLanté Fludd

    As much as we hate to admit it, our fall semester is quickly coming to a close. With just a few weeks left ahead of them, we asked four physical theatre students to reflect on the things they’ll miss most about their experience abroad. Read on to hear from Karina, Becca, Ashlyn, and Patrick!...

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    Congratulations MFA Cohort III and Devising with MFA Cohort IV

    by  • November 20, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Congratulations to Cohort III! 27 month Journey Concludes with “Elevation” in the Czech Republic and Slovakia Up? Down? Are you going with us? You can’t get on, it’s full. Get off, please. It got jammed again. A lift in an anonymous house. Tons of characters, floors, voices, stories and doors behind which a great...

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    Favorite ADA Memories: Fall Students Reflect

    by  • November 17, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Chris Truini

    With just about one month left of the Fall 2015 semester, we asked four theatre students to reflect on their favorite memories thus far during their study abroad experience here in Arezzo. Read on to hear what stories Chris, Evan, Julie, and Taylor will take home with them! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Chris Truini (Wheaton College, MA) Yikes!...

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    Summer Arts 2016: An Interview with Scott McGehee

    by  • November 12, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Scott McGehee

    Preparations are in full swing for the 2016 summer programs at the Accademia dell’Arte. This summer features a new program, Art and Activism, along with the CrisisArt Festival and Summer Arts. The programs will be held back-to-back-to-back to encourage students to participate in two – or all three – programs. Need another reason to spend...

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    Musicians in Milan: Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

    by  • November 10, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Caroline Owen

    This past week, our music students took a two-day trip to Milan! We asked Jonathan, Sandy, Caroline, and Lattie to give us some insight into what they did there, and how this trip may have changed their perspective as artists and students. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Jonathan Painter (Furman University, SC) During orur trip to Milan this...

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    Paris and London and Prague, Oh My! Fall Break 2015

    by  • November 3, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Pictured: Sage King

    For nine days in October, all was quiet at Villa Godiola whilst our physical theatre and music students were off galavanting through Europe. Read on to hear about the Fall Break adventures of Simon, Ally, Liv, Laura, and DeLanté! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Simon Evans (Muhlenberg College, PA) I learned two things over break, the first is that...

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