• Undergraduate Physical Theatre

    Adjusting to Life Abroad: What Surprised You?

    by  • September 22, 2015 • Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

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    Our undergraduates are settling into their academic routine here at the ADA, and are feeling more and more at home each day at Villa Godiola. Below, four undergraduate physical theatre students express their initial impressions of life in Italy, and at the Accademia! Karina Fox (Muhlenberg College, PA) I have heard stories about the Accademia...

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    Goals, Expectations, and First Impressions: Theatre Students Look Ahead

    by  • September 15, 2015 • Student Life, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

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    Our Fall 2015 Undergrad Crew is finally here at Villa Godiola, and we could not be more thrilled! Having just started their second week of classes, we asked four of our Physical Theatre students to reflect on their goals and expectations for the coming semester.   Taylor Hunsberger (Muhlenberg College, PA) Before arriving in...

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    Introducing Nhandan Chirco: Undergraduate Physical Theatre Program Director

    by  • June 30, 2015 • Faculty & Staff, Undergraduate Physical Theatre • 0 Comments

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    Introducing Nhandan Chirco Undergraduate Physical Theatre Program Director   The Accademia dell’Arte is proud to introduce our new Undergraduate Physical Theatre Program Director, Nhandan Chirco. Originally from Milan, Italy, Nhandan is active as a performer, author of dance-theater and pedagogue in the field of physical theater and contemporary performance.Her training began with Danio Manfredini,...

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    The ADA Survival Guide: 19 tips for flourishing at the Accademia dell’Arte!

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

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      1. Spend time on the rooftop. The rooftop of the Teatrino is a favorite spot on the ADA campus, and perhaps in all of Tuscany! From up here you can see a magnificent view of snow peaked mountains, the old city walls of Arezzo, the Duomo, the cemetery…. And of course the sunsets are...

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    Then and Now: Students discuss defining moments in their time abroad!

    by  • April 22, 2015 • Dance Program, Student Life, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

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    Three months ago, I was asked to reflect on my goals and expectations for this semester. At the time, I had none – what expectations could I possibly have about my first time out of the country? The months I would spend in the middle of Nowhere, Italy, in this big house with a...

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    What’s on your European Bucket List?

    by  • April 14, 2015 • Dance Program, Student Life, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

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    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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    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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