Sapienza University of Rome is one of the oldest universities in the world, and a top performer in international university rankings. Since its foundation, Sapienza has constantly played a significant role in Italian history and has been directly involved in key changes and developments in society, economics and politics. Merging centuries of tradition with cutting-edge didactic activities, research and innovation, Sapienza provides top quality education and research opportunities. Sapienza is participating in the CLASH! Project with Dipartimento di Storia Antropologia Religioni Arte Spettacolo – S.A.R.A.S., School of Literature and Philosophy.
This Department was established on 1st November 2018 from the fusion of the Department of History, Culture, Religions and Art History and Performing Arts. There are two classes of graduation in Performance Studies: Arts and Sciences of Performance and Theatre, Cinema, Dance and Digital Arts. The program has four courses in Dance Studies coordinated by Professor Vito Di Bernardi: History of Dance; Research on Dance; Digital Choreography; Dance in Asia. S.A.R.A.S. manages also the post-graduation classes in Digital Technologies for Dance, Livestreaming Multicamera for Performance, and a PhD course in Performing Arts. Part of S.A.R.A.S. are: LABS (Audiovisual Laboratory for Performance), Video Archive of Performance (which count more than 3000 videos); the Library of Performance (with more than 25.000 papers on the subject). S.A.R.A.S. is also related to Teatro Ateneo, the theatre of La Sapienza.