News

Tuesday
6
20

Wolf Trap Opera in Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher

The Washington Ballet’s former Artistic Director, Septime Webre, who led the company from 1999-2016, was subsequently appointed the Artistic Director of Halcyon Stage.

 

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Sunday
6
18

Wolf Trap Opera offers a Terpsichorean, goth take on Glass’s “Fall of the House of Usher”

Those who believe opera should be a feast for the eyes as well as the ears likely reveled in Saturday evening’s sold-out performance of Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher at Wolf Trap Opera.

 

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Sunday
6
18

Philip Glass in a warehouse, with lots of goth kids

Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” cries out for music.

Sunday
6
11

Small opera plus big ideas make, this weekend, for a misfit

For innovation in opera these days, you have to look small: loft opera companies and other organizations that workshop new works or are able to present less-performed ones.

 

Friday
6
9

Les 10 meilleurs innovateurs français sélectionnés par le MIT Technology Review en Europe

Le magazine MIT Technology Review, du Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), vient de dévoiler les 10 finalistes français du prix Innovators Under 35 Europe, à l’occasion du rendez-vous annuel organisé par le magazine à L’Atelier BNP Paribas.

 

Tuesday
6
6

Former Washington Ballet head Septime Webre to direct Hong Kong Ballet

Just a year after stepping down from the Washington Ballet, Septime Webre is taking the reins of the Hong Kong Ballet, where next month he will become the new artistic director, the company’s board announced today.

 

Tuesday
6
6

Septime Webre Named to Hong Kong Post

A year after leaving the Washington Ballet — and a few months after launching the Halcyon Stage series — Septime Webre has been named artistic director of Hong Kong Ballet, effective July 3.

 

Read the full article here. 

Wednesday
5
31

Halcyon Days

As mission statements go, Kate Goodall espouses a fairly bold one for her DC-based organization. “[We are] devoted to the power of human creativity,” says the CEO and co-founder of Halcyon. Goodall’s nonprofit has turned lots of heads recently for its unabashed desire to assist artists and innovators in solving the world’s biggest challenges.

 

Thursday
5
25

Halcyon Awards Gala

The Halcyon House made its mark with its inaugural Halcyon Awards Gala. Guests gathered and mingled at Union Station to honor innovators in art and social enterprise. Three achievement awards were debuted, reflecting the groundbreaking creative and social impactors the foundation seeks to support.

 

Tuesday
5
23

A Different Kind of Food Delivery Connects Diners with Immigrant Chefs

Noobstaa Phillip Vang missed his mother’s cooking. He had just moved to D.C. from Minnesota to attend Georgetown’s MBA program, and craved the Northern Vietnamese Hmong food that his mom and aunt used to cook at home.