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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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    Working with European Artists – Current students talk about their experiences in class with European Professionals

    by  • February 24, 2014 • Dance Program, Student Life, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

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    In the pre-arrival documents for the Accademia dell’Arte, it was noted that European instructors might be more critical than the American instructors most of us are used to.  Maybe it’s because I’ve previously worked with artists from around the world in and outside of the university setting, but what I’ve experienced over the past...

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    First Impressions: Current students talk about their first few days at the ADA and in Arezzo

    by  • February 4, 2014 • Dance Program, Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

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    Our first week here at the Accademia has truly been a whirlwind. Most of us couldn’t imagine actually getting here, actually living in a villa in Italy, and now we are here – and we are quite literally living. Our introduction to Italy has been nothing short of incredible, from where we live at...

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