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February 2009


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JOVANOTTI in concert at the Highline Ballroom

, the movie, at IFC

MARCELLO PELLITTERI with Spiros Exaras World Jazz Enzemble and the Queens Symphony Orchestra at the Queensborough Parforming Arts Center

MONI OVADIA reads Dante at the Italian Cultural Institute

GUERCINO at the Italian Cultural Institute

MATTEO GARRONE Retrospective at BAM Cinematek

Marco Ferreri's DILLINGER IS DEAD at BAM Cinematek
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Kairos Italy Theater
KIT's mission is to create a cultural exchange program between Italy, the US and the international community, to unveil artistic and creative sides of these two countries to the world. In the States, Kairos Italy Theater is dedicated to spread the Italian Culture and to create an Italian Culture Network in order to maintain and grow the knowledge of Italy in the States.
March 1, 2009 The poetry of Toto' in words and musicDorothea's House Princeton, NJ
March 8, 2009 The poetry of Toto' in words and music, Westchester Italian Cultural Center
'A Sera, quanno 'o sole se nne trase
e da 'a cunzegna 'a luna p' 'a nuttata,
lle dice dinto 'a recchia: "I' vaco 'a casa:
t'arraccumanno tutt' 'e nnammurate."
This poem, titled 'A Cunzegna, was written by Toto'.  In English, it sounds more or less like: 'At night, when the sun retreats, and gives his spot to the moon, he whispers in her ear: "I am going home, take good care of all the lovers!"

This beautiful image is KIT's present to everyone in love... with Italian Culture and KIT! 

And to feed your everlasting love to Italy, KIT has a lot of news news news... while still offering some old very good news... just read below!
Con molto amore...

 New Italian Programs at Collina Italiana
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KIT is collaborating with Collina Italiana to present new programs for the ones who study Italian and for the ones who love Italian Literature and Cinema: il Caffe' Letterario and the Italian Film Program.

Caffe' Letterario
Decades ago in Italy, intellectual women started what was known as the Salotti Letterari, or literary salons, where artists, philosophers, and writers met to share opinions and exchange and celebrate ideas. Fast forward, the city of Paris gave birth to Café society and soon all over Europe, the Caffe' Letterari became the meeting point for everyone who wanted to make his/her voice heard.  
Today in Italy, the Caffe' Letterari have evolved into spaces where not only you can enjoy drinking and some snacks while reading a novel but also are places where you can attend performances, engage in discussions on all subjects, listen to presentations, etc.- all in the name of "Culture."
Collina Italiana is proud to present its own Caffe' Letterario, run by the
women at CI, particularly actor, journalist, and Italian language instructor
Laura Caparrotti. In celebration of Italian culture, especially writers and their novels, and essays, as well as to improve CI students' Italian language skills and expand on their knowledge of Italy, Laura leads participants on a unique journey to discover what remains unknown to most and is new in Italy-all of this and more in a weekly cozy salon atmosphere.
At least once a month, professional actors will also be invited to Caffe'
Letterario for a dramatic reading of a short story or essay by an Italian author and at the end of each performance or reading guests engage students in discussions in Italiano. Participants are provided copies of all material. In keeping with the salon spirit, refreshments are served at every session.  
Caffe' Letterario is a window into seeing the real Italy, through the
experiences of native Italians. The class, designed for intermediate and
advanced students, is conducted in Italian.

Italian Film Program at CI
Beginning at the end of February, Laura Caparrotti and film director and CI language teacher Riccardo Costa will offer an Italian film program (to be announced).


NEW!!!  KIT Newsletter Archive
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Toto' Tour UpdateBel Ciccillo

Starting from Febraury 22, the Dorothea's House (120 John Street, Princeton, NJ) will offer a series of event dedicated to Toto'. The program include the screenings of some of Toto's films and of the documentary You don't know who Toto' is, and the performance Toto's Poetry in Words and Music. For more information, visit the web-site at

On March 8, the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY) will present the performance Toto's Poetry in Words and Music, followed by the documentary You don't know who Toto' is. For more information, call 914-771 8700 or visit the web-site

Some more KIT's update...
We would like to thank the generous donations we have received over the holidays. Your love and appreciation are very important to us; you are the reason we can keep going and making Italian culture alive! THANKS!!!

You hate it, you love it, but it's the word! So, even Kairos Italy Theater is now on Facebook! Join the page, Became a fan, and meet the  others KIT friends!

Our Marta is finally shooting her first movie, The Contender! We are very proud of her and cannot wait for the first screening!

We are sorry if sometime the newsletter shows different fonts and formats... sometime the program we use (a very popular one indeed) decides that doesn't want to change font or color or size... as we at KIT don't like to fight, we accept its decision and continue anyway...


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