• Dance Program

    Academic Jewels: Current students share some academic takeaways from the semester!

    by  • April 10, 2015 • Dance Program, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

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    From the Dance Program: One jewel that I have come to treasure in the ADA dance program is that your work is beautiful so long as you are authentic and dive deep into it. No matter your technique level or your experience with improvisation or choreographing, as long as you are truly present and...

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    Spring Break 2015: Current students share their travel highlights!

    by  • March 27, 2015 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

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    “My favorite spring break moment happened in a Dublin Starbucks” I have just returned from nine incredible days of spring break. Four days in Dublin, five days in London. We saw it all, from the Cliffs of Moher to Buckingham Palace. I geeked out on the Harry Potter Studio Tour, picnicked in Hyde Park, and tried Guinness...

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    Mid-point reflections: Current students discuss new outlooks and perspectives!

    by  • March 10, 2015 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

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    Upon arriving at the Peretola Airport in Florence, Italy, I was stunned by the congruency of the world I would be living in to not only a certain Diane Lane film, but to my own preconceived ideas about Tuscany. In no way does this incredible place disappoint. Weeks in, I found myself gravitating as much...

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    The ADA Travel Guide: Day trip recommendations from our current students!

    by  • February 24, 2015 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre • 0 Comments

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     What are you doing this weekend? This is the question that plagues us all!  Should I stay in Arezzo, should I take a day trip, or should I take a BIG trip?  We talked to our fellow students about their travels thus far and compiled their suggestions into a rudimentary travel guide. In Italy…...

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    Language, culture and education: Current students reflect on the ADA melting pot!

    by  • February 17, 2015 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

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    Besides language teachers, I’ve never taken a class with a professor whose first language was not English. Having been at the Accademia for three weeks now I have learned the value, and (I dare to say) the necessity of having professors from all over the globe. Different upbringings and histories shape a people’s perspectives...

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    Study to Practice: Current students discuss how they will incorporate what they have learned in their personal artistic practice and what role this semester will play in their future study and career

    by  • April 22, 2014 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre • 0 Comments

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    As our spring semester at the Accademia comes to a close, both theatre and dance students have been evaluating the skills we have developed over the course of the past three months: How will our experience this past semester play a role in our future study of and/or career in the arts? What tools...

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    Current students discuss what they want to share from their studies at the ADA

    by  • April 9, 2014 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre • 0 Comments

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    Last week the theatre students read Comedy by Andrew Stott in our philosophy class with Emilja. The book includes commentary and analysis on different forms of comedy, the origins of comedy, and how and why it is such a large aspect of our modern culture. The book marks different genres of comedy and encourages...

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    Contact Improv, Artistic Discoveries and Interesting Toilettes: Current students share their breakthrough stories

    by  • April 1, 2014 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre • 0 Comments

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    I don’t know that I have a break through story. I often think of my journey as the peeling away of unnecessary layers and discovering the gold that can lay beneath. The most important lesson that I’ve learned as an artist began at BU and has definitely come to fruition here as well: sacrifice...

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    Masks, Commedia and the Venetian Carnevale – Current students talk about their experiences working in Venice during the Carnevale

    by  • March 3, 2014 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre • 0 Comments

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    As I get older, the line between teacher and student has been fading out gradually. Here at the ADA we take classes with working theatre professionals, true artists making a living from their art, and luckily for us students from the classes they teach. The teachers here at the ADA are so much more...

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