• Accademia Autumn: A Fall 2018 Newsletter

    by  • October 3, 2018 • 0 Comments

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    Accademia Autumn: A Fall 2018 Newsletter   We are gearing up for another exciting semester at the Accademia dell’Arte! In the spirit of collaboration, creation and community, the ADA is offering as many opportunities as possible for our 44 Music and Physical Theatre students to share practical studio work facilitated by various faculty to...

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    Discovering Inside and Out

    by  • September 26, 2018 • 0 Comments

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      This week music students Quentin, Elliott, Abbie, and Katie talk about their trip to Venice, struggles, and discoveries they’ve made so far. Quentin Prewitt, Furman  University At the Accademia dell’Arte, I am privileged to work with two Italian instructors. One is Sylvia, who is my Italian teacher, and the other is Marta, who...

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    Adventures and Discoveries

    by  • September 18, 2018 • 0 Comments

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      Music students Tyrese, Savannah, Mary Pauline, Chrissy, and Alan share some of their weekend adventures and discoveries they’ve made in their time here so far.   Tyrese Byrd, Furman University Hi! My name is Tyrese and I am a Music student from Furman University. This weekend a group of the music students decided...

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    First Impressions

    by  • September 11, 2018 • 0 Comments

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    For our first ADALife Blog of the semester theatre students, Itai, Posie, Ivan, Hanah, and Jacob talk about their first week at the Accademia, some things that took them by surprise, and some goals they have while they’re here.   Itai Rembaum, Muhlenberg College Something that surprised me were the collaborative opportunities offered to...

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    Arezzo Sunrise

    by  • July 26, 2018 • 0 Comments

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      Below theatre student, Rebekah Dawn shares some reflections and insight about what it’s like to wake up with the Arezzo Sunrise. One of the most beautiful things about my time at ADA was awakening with the sunrise. The body memory class rose with the sun each day to prepare their bodies, minds, and...

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    Cirque Clown Performance with Stefan Haves and Jon Kellam

    by  • July 25, 2018 • 0 Comments

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    One of the final intensives in our Summer Physical Theatre Program was the Cirque and Clown Performance intensive co-taught by Stefan Haves and Jon Kellam.   Stefan Haves is an acclaimed director, creator and producer of Circus, theater and film whose creations have appeared on stages, festivals, and screens across the globe. His work has...

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    Tanztheater with Mark Sieczkarek

    by  • July 25, 2018 • 0 Comments

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    For the final intensive of our month long summer dance program our students worked with Mark Sieczkarek on Tanztheater.   Mark Sieczkarek was born in 1962 in Inverness, Scotland and studied from 1973 until 1981 at the Royal Ballet School in London. Following his studies, he received an engagement as a dancer with Scapino Ballet...

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    Body Memory with Dénes Döbrei

    by  • July 23, 2018 • 0 Comments

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    For their final intensive some of our theatre students have been working with Dénes Döbrei in Body Memory. Dénes Döbrei is a lecturer at the University of Novi Sad Theatre Academy (Serbia) and an instructor at the LEDA Theatre School (Toulouse, France) and Theatre de l’Acte (Toulouse, France). He has served as Artistic Director for...

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    Secrets Revealed in Site-Specific Work Part 2

    by  • July 18, 2018 • 0 Comments

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      Below Rebekah Dawn shares her thoughts on the second site-specific performance we’ve seen this summer: The Devising Grid. Picking up from the post, the amazing thing about having site specific performances at the Villa Godiola is the potential they have to speak more deeply to the students. Living and training on site with...

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    Contact Improv with Thomas Kampe

    by  • July 16, 2018 • 0 Comments

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    Our dance students spent the third  week of their intensive with Thomas Kampe working on Feldenkrais and Contact improv.   Thomas Kampe (PhD) lives in London and trained as a dancer at Laban centre and at Middlesex University, UK. He has worked internationally as performer, performance-maker and educator for more than 30 years. Choreographic collaborations...

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