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Peace concert to be held in honor of pope
Performance to take place at Beit She'an amphitheater with theme of reconciliation and coexistence,
to host many renowned regional and Italian performers
Merav Yudilovitch
Published: 05.04.09 |  Israel Culture,7340,L-3709959,00.html





Excerpt from article by Alberto Chiara / FAMIGLIA CRISTIANA - 7 October 2007

no.40/ 7 October 2007

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Jewish Council for Public Affairs
September 24, 2007 * Volume 9, Issue 35

JCPA/UJC Israel Advocacy Initiative

Israeli theater group encourages Arab and Jewish youngsters to take off their masks
By Lee Cohen   September 23, 2007

From the Holy Land
A little flower in the desert

Article in Italian by Andrea Gagliarducci

Angelica Edna Calò Livné and her community theatre is a testimony of the resolute desire to stop the  want to wage war.

Vancouver BPF - Socially Engaged Buddhism -
Storytelling: Experiences in Israel and Palestine
May 23, 2007

Going Home
An Evening of Storytelling Based on Experiences in Israel and Palestine
by Naomi Steinberg

   “I was born when all I once feared – I could love”  read more. . .  




רשת הארגונים העוסקים בדו-קיום יהודי-ערבי בישראל

Arcobaleno at the 4th Culture of Peace Festival Sunday May 14, 2006 At 8,00 PM Zavta TheatreTel Aviv - Ibn Gavirol 30

Angelica and her husband Yehuda devote their lives to reaching out to children - children of kibbutzim; Israeli child victims of terrorism (bringing them periodically on vacations to Italy through Beresheet LaShalom Foundation); and Christian, Muslim, Druze and Caucasian-Circassan children of Kibbutz Sasa´s neighboring villages on the Lebanese-Syrian border. These children are the actors of the Rainbow (L´Arcobaleno) Theater productions, which focuses on pantomimed dance, and expressing emotions through body language.
"Beresheet" enacts the eternal cycle of birth, war, death and renewal. "Anne in the Sky," is a freely interpreted Diary of Anne Frank, conceived and written by Angelica Edna Calò Livné and Roberto Malini. While one Anne writes at a desk, another dances the story, and yet another off-stage girl's voice recites a selection of Anne's thoughts, attesting to her great talent and humanity. The play is dedicated "to Anne Frank and to all children who live in places where it is still difficult to dream." Anne's words of hope and belief in humankind are universal.
Angelica´s message wells up from inside her. In one breath she conveys a myriad of emotions: her untarnished faith in Israel's founding ideals, , her passion for peace and her deep identification with the Shoah. Angelica's dream of peace and friendship extends beyond the theater. Some months ago, she brought 50 Israeli women across the frontier into a nearby village to make bread with 150 Palestinian women.

From an article of Lisa Palmieri Billig Jerusalem Post - Sep. 15, 2005
after the 6th tour of performances in Italy.
The event is under the patronage of the On. Prof. Yuli Tamir and Mrs. Anna De Bernardin spouse of the Italian Ambassador in Israel.

source :


"The Theater of Miracles"
Goffredo Buccini,
Corriere della Sera Newspaper

Teaching our Children to Dream.
September 15,  2005 .

Traveling for Bread.

Bread for Peace in East Jerusalem
Youngsters from Beresheet
Adrian Grima interviews Jack Arbib - Part II
Photos by Jack Arbib  -  June 1st, 2005


Assisi Peace Prize Awarded
Wednesday,  7 July 2004
ASSISI, Italy -  JULY 6, 2004 ( )





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Successful start to Italian summer camp for children

The first edition of the Italian summer camp for children took place at Kibbutz Sasa in the Upper Galilee from August 21-26. The camp, organized by the Italian Cultural Institute and intended for kids between the ages of 8-13, attracted around a dozen participants and was led by two exceptionally talented animators: Angelica Calò Livné, celebrated director of the Teatro Arcobaleno, and her husband Yehuda Livné.
The Camp took place in the forest of Kibbutz Sasa, one of the Upper Galilee’s most evocative corners. For five days and six nights the kids, of Italian origin as well as Israelis with ties to Italy, assembled to meet, converse, recite and perform songs, read poetry and learn, in Italian, about some of Italy’s most famous historical personalities and locations, from Venice to Palermo, Rome to Siena. Through games, tongue twisters, and a course in survival techniques, participants at the camp learned about the history and civilizations that have made Italy a vibrant artistic center throughout the ages. The kids were unwilling to leave at the end and decided to meet again as soon as possible, not only to see the video taken by the animators but also to take part in the next edition of the camp, as promised by the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Dr. Simonetta Della Seta.<>

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