• New Beginnings and Old Traditions

    by  • September 14, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Our fall 2017 Undergrad students have finished their first full week of classes! This week’s ADALife Bloggers are Music students; Anna, Alex, Charlie, and Isabella! Anna Hawkins: Music, Furman University I have 2 goals for the semester. My biggest goal for the semester is to live in the moment and truly experience all that Italy has to...

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    Under the Tuscan Sun: July at the ADA

    by  • August 1, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    Under the Tuscan Sun: July at the ADA For the last month, two new programs, Accademia Summer Program: Learning Tuscany and the Collaborative Arts Lab, have shared the space at Villa Godiola. In Learning Tuscany, undergraduate students studied Landscape Painting, History of Renaissance Art, and Tuscan Treasures: from Gardens to Grapes, while the artists...

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    Sweet Summertime: An MFA Newsletter

    by  • July 27, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    Sweet Summertime: an MFA Newsletter Summer is still here! The members of MFA Cohorts IV and V have been in residence with European companies this summer. Cohort V recently completed their residency at FLIC Scuola di Circo in Torino, Italy, and Cohort IV has begun their time with Family Flöz in Berlin, Germany. Read...

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    Arrivederci, Spring 2017 Semester!

    by  • May 4, 2017 • 0 Comments


    Arrivederci, Spring 2017 Semester! We can’t believe it, but the Spring 2017 semester has come to a close. The undergraduate Physical Theatre and Dance students finished strong with final performances in Tarantella, Voice, Movement, Contemporary Dance and Commedia dell’Arte. On the graduate side, MFA Cohort IV has completed the Grad Lab Festival while Cohort...

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    Beyond the Comfort Zone: Personal Growth Stories

    by  • April 24, 2017 • 0 Comments


    If we stay inside of what is comfortable and familiar, we will never grow. That, among many other life lessons, is what we hope our students will take away from their study abroad experience at the ADA. This week, ADALife bloggers Emily and Renelle are reflecting on which steps they took outside their comfort...

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    Living Abroad: What Will You Miss Most?

    by  • April 19, 2017 • 0 Comments


    It’s the home stretch of Spring 2017, and as our ADALife bloggers prepare to head back to the USA, they are reflecting this week on what they will miss about life abroad and at the ADA. Check out what Elena and Mekala have to say! Elena Morris: Physical Theatre, Boston University MA I think...

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    Spring is in the Air: an MFA Newsletter

    by  • April 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    Spring is in the Air: an MFA Newsletter The Spring 2017 semester at the ADA is well underway. In fact, we are already nearing it’s conclusion! Both MFA cohorts are hard at work: Cohort V is preparing for their Commedia showing, which will run for two days at the Teatro Virginian in Arezzo, while...

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    The Home Stretch: Spring Semester Reflections

    by  • April 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    It’s already the middle of April, and we can’t believe it. As our students look ahead to departure day in just two short weeks, some ADALife bloggers have stopped to reflect on what they will miss most about life in the Villa and Arezzo, and also on their personal breakthrough moments this semester. Check...

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    Dancing into Spring: A Dance Newsletter

    by  • April 10, 2017 • 0 Comments


    Dancing into Spring 2017 Spring is in the air in Arezzo and our group of 15 vivacious dancers are filling Villa Godiola each day with spirited energy. In addition to their training in Ballet and Contemporary Technique and Performance,  this semester has been a whirlwind of different intensives and workshops, such as Dance Theatre,...

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    Working with European Instructors: Finding Common Ground

    by  • March 28, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    This week, our ADALife bloggers reflected on what the key differences are between working with American professors at their home institutions and European instructors here in Arezzo. Read below to check out what Kyra, Ben, Geoffrey and Tamar had to say! Kyra Tantao: Physical Theatre, Boston University MA I was not surprised when I...

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