The Accademia dell’Arte is a performing arts school and cultural center in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy. Housed at Villa Godiola, a Renaissance era villa that overlooks the stunning city of Arezzo, the Accademia offers semester-long study abroad opportunities in Physical Theatre, Dance and Music, a One Year Physical Theatre Program, Summer Intensive Programs and an Interdisciplinary Summer Program. The Accademia also offers a 2.5-year, fully accredited MFA in Physical Theatre. The contemporary world as we see it is both exciting and disturbing. A global economic crisis combines with accelerating technological evolution in a strange dance of progress and regress, unhinging the old explanations of the world. Meaning is in flux, and when meaning dissolves, new meanings naturally or unnaturally emerge to take its place. But the verdict is out, will the old and dangerous myths that separate “them from us” be resurrected or will the social imaginary turn towards bringing us together towards a common good? The power of ART to recast the social imagination should never be underestimated and now more than ever we need ART that is unafraid of its own power. With this always in mind, we have attempted to create an experience that is demanding, provocative, and inspirational but always compassionate. For more than a decade now the Accademia dell’Arte has been an inspirational community for many creative performing artists. It is our continued dream that we play our small part in launching some of those provocative, inspired and compassionate artists into world with a sense of audacity and the knowledge that we are not alone. We welcome you both as a student and as a collaborator in our community.
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The Accademia has brought confidence and curiosity back into my work
The Accademia has brought confidence and curiosity back into my work. It has given me new means to explore my creative processes and gotten me to a point where I feel not only ready, but excited to...
Being here has helped me realize what kind of artist I want to be
Being here has helped me realize what kind of artist I want to be and what I want to do with my life. This program has really solidified the fact that I don't really want to do anything with my life...
I didn't expect to discover so much
I didn't expect to discover so much more who I am as a person while being here. I learned that through dance I can unveil sides of myself I never new existed, which has served as a very...
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