KITNEWSLETTER

MAY 2011


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Dear KIT's Friends,  

  

Spring has arrived at KIT! I am happy to announce two upcoming events very dear to my heart, co-presented by KIT with Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'.  

 

The first event is dedicated to our Marisa Trubiano and her new book on Ennio Flaiano, an author we at KIT love a lot. Years ago we presented The Papaleo Case in a bilingual production at the Theater for the New City, with the translation of Marisa herself.   

 

On MAY 4TH AT 6PM, Laura and Marta will be honored and happy to read excerpts from Flaiano's writings on the occasion of Marisa's book presentation. Bilingual reading, of course! 

 

On May 10 at 6pm, KIT will participate in another event at Casa Italiana, celebrating Massimo Bontempelli, another wonderful Italian author. The dramatic reading will be bilingual and it will feature some pretty great actors. You come and discover who's there...  

 

And about readings... If you go to our VIDEO section, you can enjoy excerpts of the dramatic readings from Le cento citta' d'Italia rivisitate by Filippo La Porta during the presentation at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'. 

 

Ciao, Laura&KIT 

  Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' & KIT   

present 

 

Ennio Flaiano and His Italy: Postcards from a Changing World

 

 

Cover book by Marisa Trubiano

 A Book by
Marisa Trubiano

 

 

 

 

MAY 4 - 6PM

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'

(24 W 12 Street)

 The event will be in Italian and in English

 

 
A conversation between

Marisa Trubiano
Mario Fratti

Lucilla Sergiacomo

(Associazione Culturale Ennio Flaiano)  

with a bilingual dramatic reading by

Laura Caparrotti & Marta Mondelli

 

This book is a valuable resource for scholars and students of postwar Italian culture, cinema and literature, and for those pre- paring or taking courses on cultural studies, travel literature, and postcolonial literature and cinema. Flaiano has been considered a "minor" writer, but this book proves that from the margins comes a voice preoccupied with issues that are anything but minor and that continue to demand resolution.

 

  Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'    

present 

 

 

 Oltre Lo Specchio:  

Il Realismo Magico di Bontempelli 

 

Massimo Bontempelli 


A LECTURE IN ITALIAN BY  

MARINELLA MASCIA GALATERIA

(UNIVERSITY LA SAPIENZA, ROMA)

AND

A BILINGUAL DRAMATIC READING BY 

KAIROS ITALY THEATER

 

MAY 10 - 6PM

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'

(24 W 12 Street)

 

Massimo Bontempelli,  (born May 12, 1878, Como, Italy-died July 21, 1960, Rome), Italian poet, novelist, dramatist, and critic whose "magic realism" developed from Futurism.

 

First a teacher, Bontempelli wrote some traditional poetry, later adopted the antitraditional, anarchic literary doctrine of the Futurists, and ultimately developed his own point of view, which he expressed particularly in his review 900 (founded 1926). European in outlook (one foreign editor was James Joyce), 900 sought a middle ground between the extremes of traditionalism and the literary avant-garde.

 

 


 KIT'S MEMBERS & FRIENDS NEWS

KIT's amazing Emanuele Secci has just shot a commercial featuring himself and... George Clooney! To celebrate, we join forces with Emanuele's company in Los Angeles, to get KIT a branch in LA. How fancy is that? To get to know better Emanuele's company, go to: www.seccifilms.com. 

 

 

Closing Headline
If you believe in KIT, send a donation. Even the smallest donation means the world to us!

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.


In This Issue
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
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

 Suor Angelica by Puccini at CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION
 
Sandro Veronesi at PEN FESTIVAL

The Fortune Teller by CARAVAGGIO at the ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE

 

"Guitar Heroes" at the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM

Divinamente NY in VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Joe Lepore at SMALL'S JAZZ CLUB

In a new light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert at the FRICK COLLECTION
Message
Arlecchino Love Sick

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.

Services

Speech Classes

speech 

Tutoring & coaching is offered on:

1. Italian pronunciation for CEO and Administrators: for everyone who needs to speak Italian in meetings and in front of a crowd;  

2. Italian pronunciation for plays, movies and Opera;  

3. Dialect Coach: for everyone who needs to speak not only Italian, but a specific dialect (Sicilian, Calabrese, Neapolitan, Roman...).   

 

Services servizi

Curating exhibitions and  cultural events related to Literature, Visual Arts, Cinema and Theater;

 

Translation and Adaptations in English or in Italian of Theatre's plays;

 

Events' promotion and Theater PR in NYC and in Rome, Italy;

   

Organization of Events (National and International Events such as Exhibitions, Wine and Food Tasting, Conferences, Lectures, Presentation);

 

Liaison with International Art/Theater/Film Festival and Cultural Institutions;

 

Locating and Licensing of Plays and screenplays.

 

 

 

  

 

Closing Headline
Kairos
Kairos
Kairos
According 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

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