The Accademia of Physical Theatre
The Accademia presents itself
The Accademia Dimitri is a university of theatre with two locations, one situated in Verscio and the other in Avegno, two villages in Ticino, just a few kilometers away from the more well-known Locarno. Surrounded by a natural landscape that cannot leave you indifferent, the ATD offers study programs in physical theatre unique in the whole of Europe, within an extremely enriching context. The university campus also stands out for its ability to combine family and international dimensions, thus creating a study and work environment that is both welcoming and stimulating at the same time.
A broad training proposal
The Accademia Dimitri also develops continuing education programmes (e.g. Certificates in Advanced Studies, one-week courses or tailor-made training) that enable performing arts professionals to deepen their knowledge in practice and theory in specific areas such as performance, theatre improvisation, clowning and storytelling. The courses are taught by artists, pedagogues and experts from the international scene within the spheres of competence of the Academy and more generally of institutions related to physical theatre.
The Accademia Dimitri is also active in organising courses for children and adults interested in movement theatre, always conducted by selected and qualified teachers or professionals. The courses touch on different areas, such as dance, circus arts, pantomime, clowning, voice and theatrical improvisation, and largely reflect the teachings provided in the basic training of Arts in Theatre.