Dear KIT friends,
KIT's Fall is pretty HOT!
We are about to enter the month long celebration of one of the most important Italian authors of the past century: Dino Buzzati. First we'll start with the event at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo', our house, and then we go on with a very intriguing three weeks perfomance-series at the Cherry Lane Theater.
In the meantime, it's time for the first edition Calabria Day USA. Check the website, stay tuned for news, come to the event!
Most important: we are still trying to raise the remaining amount needed for our production at Cherry Lane. If you believe in us - as you do - and in the challenging work we face consider giving a contribution to our INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN.
Your support it's vital to continue to do our job with the passion and dedication that you recognize in everyone at KIT.
THE BUZZATI WOMEN WANT IT ALL: $10,500... 20 days left!
Check the indiegogo campaign
and give love to the women...
The video has been made by Beach Monster, a company who believes in our work and gave the Buzzati's women their time and expertise in making this video.
Beach Monster is a 'Transmedium Artist Laboratory', originating in Brooklyn and spreading throughout the United States. By harnessing classical filmmaking tools, high technology, and developing innovative ideas to create products and services that were never before offered (with a straight face, at least), they call their work "perception design". Someone needs to fashion experiences, right?
From the moment of seeing a Beach Monster campaign (or even before), target audiences are often unaware when they are actually witnessing a campaign. They become involved in pre-existing context and stories.
October 27, 2012 - 12-4pm
Lang Hall at Cuny
454 Park Avenue, NY-NY
Calandra Institute for American Studies
Kairos Italy Theater
in collaboration with
The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere
Mare Nostrum Elements
Calabria day focuses on "Giving Life to Calabria". It is a day for Italy dedicated to telling a different story about Calabria: A Good Story.
Watch the Video CALABRIA DAY 2O12
Check the program on the Calabria Day website
Commedia dell'arte Workshop
We are happy to announce that the wonderful Lydia Biondi is going to offer few workshops in NY.
The workshop focuses on the Commedia Dell'Arte as an historical and lively art form. Commedia dell'Arte masks and scenarios (sketches from which actors build their performances) will be used. Other written material will be provided to participants.
- Historical introduction: The History of Commedia dell'Arte
- Physical training, including folk dances of the period
- Analysis and study of the characters of Commedia
- Exercises utilizing the masks
- Commedia dell'Arte 'scenarios' (scenario studies)
- Scene studies selected from the early plays of Carlo Goldoni
- Final Class (open to an invited public)
SPECIAL FALL 2012 EVENT
COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE with Lydia Biondi
October 27th to November 18th: four week-ends
Saturdays and Sundays 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Donate to KIT through The Field... because we are always fundraising!
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 CHECKWrite 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
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.
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.
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...).
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 and shows organization, logistic and promotion + 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.
KIT COLLABORATES WITH
KIT is the company in residence at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'.
Over the years, KIT has collaborated with:
The Italian Cultural Institute NY
The Italian cultural foundation Casa Belvedere
The Film Society at Lincoln Center
The Dahesh Museum
NY Hall of Science
Theater for the New City
Mare Nostrum Elements
Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama
The Flea Theatre
Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Montclair State University
The City of Rome
and many many more...
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!
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