• Undergraduate Physical Theatre

    Alumni On Tour: Tut’Zanni on the Road

    by  • October 10, 2012 • Alumni, MFA in Physical Theatre Program, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Workshops • 0 Comments

    Tutzanni members on stage during a workshop

    The Tut’Zanni Theatre Company just finished a memorable workshop and performance tour of schools in South Carolina, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The company, comprised of six actors who met studying at the Accademia dell’Arte in 2006, reunited earlier this year in Arezzo Italy to develop a Commedia dell’Arte-based show, called Art For Sale. After earning...

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    Alumni On Tour: Images from Tut’zanni’s Fall Tour

    by  • October 10, 2012 • Alumni, Faculty & Staff, MFA in Physical Theatre Program, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Workshops • 0 Comments

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    This fall the Accademia was proud to present a group of our MFA alums on tour. The Tut’zanni Theatre Company is made up of six working artists who met in 2006 while studying physical theatre at the Accademia dell’Arte and have reunited to devise their ideal form of theatre, Commedia dell’arte. Here are a...

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    5 Students’ Views On Living Abroad

    by  • September 17, 2012 • Music Program, Student Life, Undergraduate Physical Theatre, Undergraduate Programs • 0 Comments

    —- Collette Campbell I think what surprised me the most was the language barrier with the locals in town. I took 2 semesters of Italian last summer and remembered a little, but I think actually being immersed in the culture and hearing people talk to each other a million miles a minute was intimidating...

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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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    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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