The Accademia presents itself
The Accademia Teatro Dimitri is a university of theatre situated in Verscio, a village in Ticino, just a few kilometers 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.
The Accademia Teatro Dimitri is affiliated to the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). Thanks to the quality and breadth of its formative offer, over time the ATD has become a renowned location, with students, teachers, and researchers from at least twenty different countries.
The core of the training in our Accademia – regardless of the type of path undertaken – is the consolidation of body expression and movement in all its forms. Equally important for us is that the student is directly confronted with the various stages of the entire creative process – starting from the learning of theatrical and circus techniques and the study of dance, to the autonomous conception and realization of projects and scenic creations.
The educational methodologies remain, however, the object of constant reflection promoted by the Accademia’s applied research Sector, which is committed to carrying out a fertile dialogue between practice, theory, pedagogy, and exploration.
The Accademia also proposes numerous theatrical activities for the local area and external collaborations, which contribute to making the ATD a reference point for the national and international scene.