Memoirs of the Sistahood
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Going Dutch Festival Chicago July 28-30, 2016

Babette Beaullieu and Becky Beaullieu Valls

Babette Beaullieu and Becky Beaullieu Valls will be performing Trail of Dresses in Going Dutch Art Festival in Chicago on July 29 & 30. The dance is based on Memoirs of the Sistahood - Chapter Four: Sacred Trails which was performed at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. The  work was centered around Babette's art installation and performed by Babette, Becky, and Toni Valle.

In New Orleans, Babette ritually built a trail of dresses and objects on the floor. She explains “the impermanence of our possessions creates a trail of human remnants that trace our history and connect us to memory. In this state of transience, we observe what we are carrying forward and what we are leaving behind.” For Chicago, Becky is choreographing a companion piece that works with the building of the trail of dresses using ceremony, and gesture. “I use gestures that are quirky and rhythmically dynamic to expose personal nuance and reveal private meaning.”   The overall work deals with transition – constructing and de-constructing- through the building and manipulation of objects in space. Babette will be exhibiting three of her sculptures in the Going Dutch Art Show.

Trail of Dresses, photo by Audie Valls

Memoirs of the Sistahood Series Interview


Memoirs of the Sistahood Chapter Four: Sacred Trails

Contemporary Art Center

New Orleans

August 3, 2013

Babette Beaullieu

                                                                                                                                    Becky Valls

Helen Gillet

                                                                                                                                                  Toni Valle



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Becky Beaullieu Valls

Houston, Texas


Babette Beaullieu

New Orleans, Louisiana


Deborah Schildt

Anchorage, Alaska


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