• A note from Frances

    by  • November 15, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Frances Rippy Hi it’s Frances! I can’t believe we’re more than halfway through the semester, time keeps flying. I feel really lucky to be here for the Year program so that I have more time to experience learn from our amazing teachers and soak up the Italian culture! I’ve been going on lots of...

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    Commedia dell’Arte

    by  • November 15, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Mia Jurkunas I can not believe that I have already been here for half of a semester! The time has completely flown by, yet it feels like I have known the people here for a lifetime. These past couple weeks we have been focusing on Commedia dell’Arte with Dr. Chiara D’Anna, an artist and researcher...

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    Halfway Through

    by  • November 15, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Lou Sydel It’s about the halfway mark of our time here at the Accademia, and we’re currently in our Commedia Dell’arte unit. It’s been a fun challenge to embody the stock characters, as they all have their own idiosyncrasies and ways of moving through the world. Working with masks has also allowed me to...

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    The Weeks Fly By

    by  • November 15, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Piper Ackerman Ciao!! We’re more than halfway through the semester and I cannot believe how the weeks have flown by. Despite my theater background, I have zero experience in music and dance so the physical demands of this program were beyond daunting. Regardless, the support of my peers and push of my teachers has...

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    Directing

    by  • November 15, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Alex Austin I got my first opportunity to direct while at Accademia dell’Arte. The students get the opportunity to put on a cabaret twice during the year. This is such a great opportunity to try something new and broaden your horizons. Much of the work at accademia dell’Arte pushes me out of my comfort zone...

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    Life Update from Keryn

    by  • November 15, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Keryn Math CIAO everyone!! My name is Keryn Math , and here is a life update. I am so grateful for this place! I can’t tell what’s more amazing: the people, the classes, the faculty, the beauty of this place, or the food . I...

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    Fall Break

    by  • November 15, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Abril Castillo-Acosto Last week was our fall break, and I had an absolute blast. I travelled with Lizzy, Logan, and Alex to Berlin and Copenhagen. I had never been to Germany nor Denmark, and I found these places to be so unique and different from Italy and from each other. My favorite part of...

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    Clowning

    by  • November 15, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Blake Kerzie This week, we have worked on clowning with Andre and Flavia and I have never had more fun. One of my main takeaways was the idea of fully letting go and giving into every instinct, regardless of how strange it may feel. Clowning is something that I had not expected to be...

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    Lifetime Memories

    by  • November 15, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Becca Millevoi It feels cheesy to say this, but I’ve only been at the accademia for five weeks and it already feels like a lifetime. I’ve made so many incredible memories already. From going out with friends on the weekends to experimental lab, everything has been such a whirlwind of new and exciting experiences....

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    Cabaret/Kabaret

    by  • November 15, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Mia Jurkunas Ciao! My name is Mia Jurkunas and I am a junior at Connecticut College. Wow! I never thought that I would find myself in such a beautiful place getting to do the thing I love most, with such an amazing and dedicated group of people. This week we are preparing a Kabaret for...

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    Even Tiramisu

    by  • October 3, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Lilly Savino I’ve always been someone who craves adventure and change yet is absolutely terrified of it when it happens, or so I thought. When I first arrived at the Accademia, I felt this overwhelming sense of fear. Fear of the unknown; not knowing what to expect during my time here. Currently writing this...

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    One Month Later

    by  • October 3, 2022 • 0 Comments

    Tomomi Lewis-Noguchi As I’m writing this, it is almost the end of the fourth week, which means that I have been in Arezzo for almost a month. I have always danced fairly seriously, but with COVID I fell out of my routine. So, it has been amazing being able to move so intensely and...

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