Mathilde Baillarger is a true magician - she makes wonderous creations that transport us to another time and place, sometimes to another world. Her vast and varied career includes 3 years spent in costumes at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam. During this interactive talk and discussion she will guide us through the process of creating a costume for the opera - from initial drawing to actual reality where things must be functional and fantastical. Things aren’t always what they seem, and historical references can give way to quick change necessities. Take a peek behind the scenes and learn from a true artist.