KITNEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER 2010

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Back to school... in the classroom and on stage!

Dear Friends,

We hope you had a pleasant summer. We did, and we are already in the process of completing the first part of the season to present it to you all.

First of all, to honor the return in the classroom, KIT is presenting Italian&theater  and Theater classes in New York and in New Jersey. Different classes are offered to children of any age; they are funny and very educational  opportunities! Just give a look below to the details and contact us if you have any further question.

Then, to better celebrate the first days of a new season, we are happy to announce the presence for ONE NIGHT ONLY of our beloved Professor Margherita and her world-wide famous method A,B,C L'ITALIANO S'IMPARA COSI'.  On October 5th, at 8pm, at the cell (338 W 23rd street), the PROFESSOR is IN! Come, laugh and learn with her!

Last announcement, KIT in the City is back to stay! Either you want to visit NY or Roma, this website is for you. Check the news everyday or subscribe to the newsletter at www.kitinthecity.com.

Ciao! Laura & KIT


BACK TO SCHOOL... and to KIT CLASSES!

We are collaborating again with La Collina Italiana in NY and Every Little Movement in NJ, for Italian&Theatre and Theatre classes.

Classes are for children of any age!
VI ASPETTIAMO!



La Collina Italiana
LA COLLINA ITALIANA
TEATRO ITALIANO: MAKE AN ITALIAN SHOW!
AGES 5-7
TUESDAYS 3:45-5PM (STARTS 10/5)

TEATRO ITALIANO: GO ON STAGE...IN ITALIAN!
AGES 8-12
WEDNESDAYS 3:30-4:45PM (STARTS 10/6)


The students, with teacher guidance, create a play, including the costumes and songs. Children also learn pronunciation and Italian vocabulary, idioms, and grammar through performing. At the end of the workshop, the class stages a play entirely in Italiano!


Classes are held at 135 E 96th street (at Lexington avenue), New York, NY.
To register, please contact: info@collinaitaliana.com
For more info, visit the website at collinaitaliana.com



Every Little Movement
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EVERY LITTLE MOVEMENT
Storytelling, Masks and Tricks
from Commedia dell'Arte

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
Starts 9/23
This year the theatre course will focus on very first alphabet of theater: story-telling using masks and theater tricks. The exercises and the improvisations will be based on the ancient way to perform on a square and in front of a wide audience.
 
The final show will display the sum of the work done during the classes.

Classes are held at Church of St. John's, 300 Bloomfield (at 3rd Street), Hoboken, NJ.
To register, please contact: register@everylittlemovement.com.
For more info, visit the website at everylittlemovement.com.
BACK TO SCHOOL... at the cell
with PROFESSOR MARGHERITA!


OCTOBER 5TH, 2010 - 8PM
the cell (338 W 23rd Street)

A,B,C L'ITALIANO S'IMPARA COSI'
(How to learn Italian in one hour)

Presented as part of
SOLO @the cell: A Twenty First Century Salon (TM)

Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com
Tickets on line starting September 13

School cannot start without the great PROFESSOR MARGHERITA! She will held her most famous class at the cell on OCTOBER 5TH, at 8pm.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to start the season in the right way. This is the show that has been made people laughing since 2000... this is the show that everyone loves and wants to see again and again and again... this is the show where you'll discover how stereotypes could be funny and true... this is the show that will be your guide to Italy and most of all Italians!

Professor Margherita will teach Italian to any Italian student. Starting from what is more well-known in the US about Italy - Love, Food, Literature, Art, Tourism and Music - Miss Margherita will explain and teach the Italian language, culture, art and tradition to the audience. Miss Margherita brings the audience through Italy, exploring the stereotypical figures for which Italy is more known around the world: A=Amore (LOVE) - B= Buono (good like Italian FOOD) - C=Citta' (CITIES - including Italian dialects). Through music, images, poetry, Miss Margherita will teach you the history, the pronunciation, the variety of the Italian language AND with the audience. In her very Diva way!



"Our mission is to incubate and present new works that mine the mind,
pierce the heart and awaken the soul"

the cell
theatre 338 W 23rd street
website: www.thecelltheatre.org

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  DONATE TO KIT!

DONATE TO KIT BY CREDIT CARD
Go to The Field Artist's Contribution Page and select  Laura Caparrotti/Kairos Italy Theater from the drop down list of Sponsored Artists. Then put the amount you wish to donate in the "Contribution Amount" slot. Please be sure to fill in all of the contact info so that we can acknowledge your donation with a proper thank you!

DONATE TO KIT BY PERSONAL CHECK
Write a check to The Field, and put in the memo line Laura Caparrotti/Kairos Italy Theater. Then mail it to the following address: KIT-Kairos Italy Theater 60 E 8th street Suite 12B NY-NY 10003.

REMEMBER: ALL THE DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!


KIT-Kairos Italy Theater is sponsored by The Field, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) organization serving the New York City performing arts community.
The Field is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt,501(c)(3)organization serving the New York City performing arts community. Contributions made to The Field and earmarked Laura Caparrotti/Kairos Italy Theater are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 161 6th Avenue, New York NY 10013, (212) 691-6969, fax: (212) 255-2053, www.thefield.org. A copy of The Field's latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from The Field or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.


ABOUT KIT MEMBERS & KIT FRIENDS...

Not everyone knows that KIT has a sister in Roma called ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE KAIROS ITALY THEATER. KIT Italia had already produced readings and performances, and it's now presenting, on September 19th, STORIE DI JAZZ, with KIT's Romina Bufano and the musical group the Gipsy Italien. The performance is a journey in the world of jazz from the 20s to the 60s as seen through the eyes of some of its protagonists. The evening starts at 8pm,it includes a buffet dinner and the show, and it's at DOMUS TALENTI,
Via delle quattro fontane 113. Tickets at the door only.

KIT's Friend Mark Gartemberg brings the best of the Italian music industry. Coming up on NY stage: Elisa, Negrita and Roy Pace, and Ludovico Einaudi. Thank you Mark!!!

meetup JanineKIT's Janine White is one of the wonderful organizers of a MeetUp group called New York Italian Expats (e Amanti della Lingua Italiana). If you'd like to meet people who speaks Italian or are trying to, and are in love with Italy, this is the group for you! It's fun and it organizes a lot of activities, such as get together, going to films, readings, performances, exhibitions and much much more! Check it out!
In This Issue
DONATE TO KIT!
Quick Links
Kairos Italy Theater
KIT In The City
Find us on Facebook


SOME KITFRIENDLY LINKS...
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
La Collina Italiana
Every Little Movement
Sora Lella NYC
Mare Nostrum Elements
Anabella Lenzu/Dance Drama
The Flea Theater
Essence of Italy
the cell theatre

FOR MORE LINKS, GO TO KIT WEBSITE's LINKS SECTION.
Italy in (& around) NY

Book presentation "Rinascimento" by Nicola Gardini at CASA ITALIANA ZERILLI MARIMO'

Marcello Pellitteri at the NEW YORK VOICES FESTIVAL AT COOPER UNION

Elisa at HIGHLINE BALLROOM

Ludovico Einaudi at THE ANGEL ORENSANZ FOUNDATION

Negrita e Roy Pace at (LE) POISSON ROUGE

Pinocchio The Musical at DANNY AND KEY PLAYHOUSE


Claudio Baglioni at the MANHATTAN CENTER
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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 spreading the Italian Culture and to creating an Italian Cultural Network in order to support and further increase the knowledge of Italy in the States.

KIT CALENDAR
SHOWS
October 5, 2010, 8pm, A,B,C L'ITALIANO S'IMPARA COSI' - the cell (338 W 23 Street)

CLASSES
Tuesdays 3:45-5pm: Make an Italian show, La Collina Italiana, NY
Wednesdays 3:30-4:45pm:  Go on Stage... in Italian!, La Collina Italiana, NY
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm:Storytelling, Masks and Tricks from Commedia dell'Arte, ELMA, NJ

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Kairos
Arlecchino Love SickAccording to ancient Greeks, Kairos was the god of the "fleeting moment," "a favorable opportunity opposing the fate of man." Such a moment must be grasped (by the tuft of hair on the personified forehead of the fleeting opportunity); otherwise the moment is gone and cannot be re-captured (personified by the back of head being bald). A concept similar to Kairos is that behind the famous motto "Carpe Diem" and a sort of recurrence in the idea of Kairos is linked with the theme of The Wheel of Fortune, which continuously rotates.

Once upon a time... KIT!
Many years ago (I was still in Italy) I have started my own theatre company with some friends, all actors like me. We decided to call us with the temporary name of Le Gramaglie, which was fun, but didn't feel completely right. Then one day, in Rome (my city), while I was walking through an exhibition dedicated to the Greek  sculptor Lysippos, I have discovered a fascinated figure, Kairos, which Lysippos replicated a lot.

Kairos was a semi-god, with a lot of hair in the forehead while completely bold in the back. He symbolized the right occasion grabbed at the right moment: in fact, you can grab it when it's coming (the hair in the forehead), but when it's gone, you won't catch it anymore... I found the concept to be beautiful, an hymn to life lived at full, an exhortation to grab the chance, even when it looks risky, just because your heart says that is the right one.

This is the very simple reason I have called my company Kairos, and when I have came to the States, I have just added Italy to better show what the company was about. After so many years, I can say that I was right: I took many chances, and I still do, and it's still very beautiful and rewarding!

Laura Caparrotti

To contact KIT, send an email to info@kitheater.com
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