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Phantasmagorical felt of Marjolein Dallinga

Here is reproduced in its integrality, the chronicle announced a few days ago on the visit of the show La Fabrique culturelle .tv” by Tele-Quebec on the premises of Studio 42, the magical place where Marjolein Dallinga draws inspiration from the rejuvenating nature of the Laurentian region in Quebec.

Nature that she appreciates above all else, it is also the place where she will henceforth give workshops devoted to her Art in a paradisiac framework favoring the creation and the expression of the natural talents just waiting to emerge in a place as beautiful!

And now, let’s see the report! :

Bloomfelt, Phantasmagorical felt of Marjolein Dallinga La Fabrique culturelle .tv" by Tele-Quebec to see the article and the video on the original site, click on the picture!
Bloomfelt, Phantasmagorical felt of Marjolein Dallinga La Fabrique culturelle .tv” by Tele-Quebec to see the article and the video on the original site, click on the picture!

Phantasmagorical felt of Marjolein Dallinga

Having had the chance to experiment and refine her technique with Cirque du Soleil and rub shoulders with the great François Barbeau, Marjolein Dallinga brings the ancient technique of felting away from busy trails. His pieces are large, long, colorful, organic, spectacular. Sometimes they go, or else blend in nature. Walk and meet at the Bloomfelt workshops in Gore, in the Laurentians.

Marjolein’s practice is so singular that many organizations all over the world are asking this woman every year to come and teach felting at home. She also devotes several months a year to teaching, a journey that often allows her to revisit her native country, the Netherlands.

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Credits

Director, camera and editing: Yves Whissell

Coordination: Nadine Deschamps and François DesRochers

Model: Michelle Bastien

Costume Creation: Bloomfelt; Marjolein Dallinga for World of Wearable Art - New Zealand

Eugène Ionesco’s “Les chaises” at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montreal, Canada

  1. Bloomfelt in the world of the show, the circus, the theater, choreography and music

Marjolein Dallinga also creates unique costumes and original works for performing arts companies in the world of entertainment, theater, circus …

Bloomfelt's costumes for Eugène Ionesco's play "Les chaises": Photo Olivier Jean, La Presse
Bloomfelt’s costumes for Eugène Ionesco’s play “Les chaises”: Photo Olivier Jean, La Presse

This is most recently the case for Eugène Ionesco‘s “Les chaises” at The Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) from May 8 to June 2, 2018.:

Bloomfelt's costumes for Eugène Ionesco's play "Les chaises": Photo Olivier Jean, La Presse
Bloomfelt’s costumes for Eugène Ionesco’s play “Les chaises”: Photo Olivier Jean, La Presse

A classic absurd theater that dates back to 1952, is taken up by two monuments of the Quebec scene on the stage of the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde: Gilles Renaud, 73, will play the Old Man. And Monique Miller, 84, will play the Old Woman. The challenge of this text is up to the talent of the two performers, directed by the director Frédéric Dubois. “

According to an article by Katia Gagnon, La Presse, Posted on May 07, 2018 at 14h56 | Updated on May 07, 2018 at 14:56

Les chaises: un classique, deux monuments

Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montreal, Quebec from Wikipedia

Bloomfelt, Logo of the TNM where Ionesco's "les chaises" was performed
Bloomfelt, Logo of the TNM where Ionesco’s “les chaises” was performed

According to Wikipedia,The Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) is a theatre company and venue located on rue Sainte-Catherine in Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 1951, it launched with the classic play L’Avare by Molière.

Initially located at the Gesù (1951–1958), it subsequently moved to the Orpheum, then after 1966 it transferred to the salle Port-Royal at Place des Arts and remained there until 1972.

In 1972, the TNM bought the building where the Gayety Theatre and later the Théâtre de la Comédie-Canadienne once performed. The building was renovated in 1997 by Montreal architect Dan Hanganu”

The World of WearableArt™ (WOW) in New Zealand and Australia

Costume Creation: Bloomfelt; Marjolein Dallinga for World of Wearable Art - New Zealand
Costume Creation: Bloomfelt; Marjolein Dallinga for World of Wearable Art – New Zealand

 

Bloomfelt, Logo WOW where Marjolein has presented several works
Bloomfelt, Logo WOW where Marjolein has presented several works

The World of WearableArt™ (WOW) Awards Show is New Zealand’s largest sell-out performance show. In a two-hour spectacular of breath-taking choreography, theatre and music, art is taken off the wall and onto the human form as WearableArt. The high energy show needs no narration, no explanation and has no language barriers.

Guest judge Mark D’Arcy, a New York-based creative arts and media expert, said the WOW Awards Show

“makes Lady Gaga look like a librarian and has more originality and creativity per minute than any other show i’ve ever seen.”

Le Cirque du Soleil

Bloomfelt, Logo of Cirque du Soleil for whom Marjolein created several unique original works
Bloomfelt, Logo of Cirque du Soleil for whom Marjolein created several unique original works
Bloomfelt's costumes for Eugène Ionesco's play "Les chaises": Photo Olivier Jean, La Presse
Bloomfelt’s costumes for Eugène Ionesco’s play “Les chaises”: Photo Olivier Jean, La Presse

World famous Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company specializing in contemporary circus.
Its head office is in Montreal, Quebec; The company is distinguished by a different artistic vision of traditional circus, including the absence of animals, a great importance given to acting, and based primarily on acrobatics exhibitions.

Cirque du Soleil has earned a solid international reputation for the excellence of its breathtaking shows and the originality of its sets, lighting and costumes.

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FOCUS ON AN ARTIST : MARJOLEIN DALLINGA – International

FOCUS ON AN ARTIST

An article published  in FeltMatters Magazine
may-6-2018

FEEL,
FELT
FELTED

MARJOLEIN
DALLINGA

THE NATURAL WORLD INSPIRES ME THROUGH ITS SOUNDS , TEXTURES AND FORMS WHICH I CAN FEEL AND TOUCH.
MY WORK IS ALSO INSPIRED BY FEELINGS, THOUGHTS, AND DREAMS AND THEREFORE , WOOL IS VERY MUCH A MAJOR PART OF MY LIFE.
FELTING IS NOT JUST SOMETHING I DO, BUT SOMETHING I LIVE.

My home is in Quebec and every day I walk in the deep Laurentian forest with its lakes and streams. Taking those daily strolls makes me very aware of the constant changes and natural life cycles. When I travel to teach felting workshops, one of my greatest joys is to discover new landscapes with their vegetation, animals, and minerals. These adventures give me great energy and lots of new ideas. I often dream of something deep and colourful which moves and is very mysterious. There are many corners, strange places, and holes, and I feel them on and under my skin.

True creativity does not spring from momentary inspiration. It derives from much experimentation and many mistakes, and doing things over and over again. It comes from dreaming, from the workings of the subconscious from which, occasionally, something materialises. For several years,I have tried to shape, sculpt, fold and cut this warm and woolly material. During the process of felting, it metamorphoses from an array of loose colourful fibres into a strongsturdy textile. Only by dealing with difficulty does creativity come forth. It is from the dance of conflicting emotions that creativity and art are born. Although sculpture is usually perceived as static, I see it more as movement – the movement of wool fibres into felt – and as long as there is movement, there is life.
I love poetry: this poem comes from the Irish poet :

John O’Donohue.

I would like to end my
article with his words.

I am the wind on the sea;
I am the ocean wave;
I am the sound of the billows;
I am the seven-horned stag;
I am the hawk on the cliff;
I am the dewdrop in sunlight;
I am the fairest of flowers;
I am the raging boar;
I am the salmon in the deep pool;
I am the lake on the plain;
I am the meaning of the poem;
I am the point of the spear;
I am the god that makes fire in the head;
Who levels the mountain?
Who speaks the age of the moon?
Who has been where the sun sleeps?
Who, if not I?

CONTACT DETAILS
W: www.bloomfelt.com
I: bl00mfelt
F: bloomfelt
P: Marjolein Dallinga
PHOTO CREDIT
Marjolein Dallinga
& Philippe Doucet

Free fall

 

free fall

 

The way you can go

isn’t the real way.

The name you can say

isn’t the real name.

Heaven and earth

begin in the unnamed:

name’s the mother

of the ten thousand things.

So the unwanting soul

sees what’s hidden,

and the ever-wanting soul

sees only what it wants.

Two things, one origin,

but different in name,

whose identity is mystery.

Mystery of all mysteries!

The door to the hidden.

Ursula K. Le Guin

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