Dreamers from all over the world are imbued with an unshakeable sense of hope. This held true for a group of plucky Saudi Arabian women who took part in a Halcyon Incubator Intensive in Washington, D.C., this summer.
The Halcyon Incubator fellowship on Friday concluded a program in Washington, DC for a group of Saudi female pioneers in social development.
"Halcyon’s modeling the new intensive program after its own bread and butter: its 4-year-old incubator fellowship. It’s a way to use the Halcyon House space that’s otherwise empty in the summer months, according to Josh Mandell, Halcyon’s director of policy and international programs.
"I attended an “off-campus” Wolf Trap evening’s entertainment closer to home at Union Market in North-East Washington. There [as part of By The People], Halcyon, Wolf Trap Opera and the Hong Kong Ballet presented recently “The Seven Deadly Sins,” a forty-five-minute Modernist work from 1933, with music by Kurt Weill and text by Bertolt Brecht.
A new international arts and dialogue festival —themed around America’s founding ideals — has arrived in Washington, D.C., with grand ambitions to shake up the city’s arts scene and status. By The People, held across over a dozen locations from June 21 to 24, was designed to showcase an array of performances, art installations and speakers with a particularly Washington bent.
There are free events in Farragut Square all this summer.
Halcyon’s reach extends across the District. By The People, the citywide festival that the nonprofit is launching this weekend, may be unprecedented here. Neko Case and Ray LaMontagne opened the festival on Wednesday night with a concert at The Anthem. Most of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums plan to stay open until midnight on Saturday for a solstice party coordinated with Halcyon.