Our students may have just left, but boy did the make the most out of their final moments here! Read on to hear from physical theatre students, Gina and Mary, how they spent those final two weeks.
Gina Prince, Wagner University
Semester Physical Theatre Student
After a busy last week of classes and throwing a wedding, (Yes, we really threw a wedding with roles assigned) I spent my long Easter weekend in Cinque Terre! I stayed in the beautiful Riomaggiore and felt like I was in Luca! Silenzio Bruno! I was able to make my way to the four other villages, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso, as well, by utilizing the Cinque Terre Express. I hiked from Monterosso to Vernazza on the second day and saw the most breathtaking views.
Not only was everywhere you looked absolutely gorgeous, but the food was pretty darn good too! Taking advantage of being by the sea, I ate A LOT OF FISH. Even fried fish, as it was common to see many people with cones of fried fish walking around town, and of course I had to grab one! It was delicious, especially the local anchovies!
Monica was right when she said “make sure to try the pesto,” because I don’t mean to exaggerate, but it was the best pesto I ever had in my life! While it was only April, you could find crowds of people sunbathing on rocks in their bathing suits and speedos. You can even see a few brave people going for a swim! Yes, the Ligurian Sea MAY have been 58.7 degrees Fahrenheit, but how could I resist going in that gorgeous blue water!?!
So, I did. I was freezing, and maybe a little numb, but it was worth it! Now, it’s time to go back to ADA and prepare for the final cabaret with my friends! This place is sure going to be hard to say goodbye to, especially the view from my window!
Mary MacKeen, Skidmore College
Semester Physical Theatre Program
For Easter weekend, a few friends and I went to Amsterdam. It was incredible! We saw the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, we went on a tour of the canals, and saw the tulips and bicycles for which Amsterdam is famous. At the Van Gogh Museum, there was an exhibit featuring a series that Van Gogh did of olive groves. The painting pictured here looks quite a bit like our beloved Teatrino! It was a perfect way to close out a semester of travel, friendship, and art. Though I will miss this program dearly, I am so grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to explore the world with the wonderful people I’ve met here.