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    Summer Arts Program: Week One

    by  • June 1, 2012 • Summer Arts Program, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    School is back in session at the Accademia dell’Arte! The Summer Arts Program 2012 team arrived on Monday and have been thrown into the whirlwind of Italian culture and life at the Villa. Here’s what this past week has looked like. Monday: Arrival day. The students arrived throughout the day from various departure points....

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    What have you learned in class that you think will really stick with you?

    by  • April 23, 2012 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

    Kate Clark (Dance): “Giorgio, our dance performance teacher, says not to judge yourself. We can’t say if we are doing it “right” or “wrong” or “good” or “bad. We just have to do it how we do it, and that’s myself – which is “good enough.” This also goes along with something Mitsuru and...

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    The Dancers Experience Butoh

    by  • April 3, 2012 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

    Liv Berger (Dance): Recently, the dancers had the opportunity to experience a weeklong Butoh intensive. Butoh is a realm of performance that none of us have previously studied which made this already unique field even more foreign. We began the week by learning how to stand, walk, and most importantly see. Standing and walking...

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    What are your favorite things to do in Arezzo? What are your favorite places to go? How do these experiences affect your art?

    by  • April 3, 2012 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

    Catherine Woodard (Theatre): I love going to Gianni’s family’s pastry shop on Sundays.  It is wonderful to enjoy a cappuccino made by him and indulge in a delicious cream filled pastry.  Afterwards I would go to Medici park and enjoy a good book sitting at a bench listening to the Sunday calm contentment. Lately since...

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    What courses/workshops have been the most unique from your home institution’s course material and why? How has this affected your art and the way you view art?

    by  • March 20, 2012 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

    Joseph Ahmed (Theatre): The Accademia, more than any artistic community I’ve experienced, feels like a family.  Living together, eating together, and of course working together.  There’s a closeness between peers as well as between students and teachers that I’ve never experienced anywhere else. Back at school I might slog twenty minutes to a big...

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    Spring Break at the ADA

    by  • March 15, 2012 • Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

    Simon Pringle-Wallace (Theatre) describes his experience and appreciation for spring break at the Accademia dell’Arte. “After many weeks of intensive training Spring Semester ADA students, with tired bodies and hearts full of wanderlust, set off on their 10-day-long break to conquer the continent of Europe and beyond. Far and wide students traveled to destinations...

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    What is it like interacting with another culture and language? Three students share their stories of frustration and liberation.

    by  • February 28, 2012 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

    Hannah Goldstein (Dance) Studying in the small town of Arezzo has provided more of a cultural immersion than I think I would have experienced in a larger city, like Florence or Rome, so I feel like I am really learning about Italian culture, not just witnessing it. The town does not cater to tourists,...

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    What is it like working with European instructors? How is it different?

    by  • February 19, 2012 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

    Working with European instructors has been refreshing and delightful. Although there is an occasional language barrier, it rarely affects communication within the classroom. Rather, it encourages the instructors to teach more through physicality, something not often found with American professors. The teaching philosophy here has been an enlightening perception shift. The professors encourage us...

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