Valerie Striar

Valerie Striar, photo by Tamara Schlesinger

Valerie Striar creates solo and group dance/theater and film works that have been presented in the United States, Canada, Germany and Italy. In New York, her creations have been seen at the Wax Performing Space, Judson Church, Danspace Project at St. Marks Church, the Kitchen, the Dia Center, Joyce SoHo, Dixon Place, the Ohio Theater, The Vineyard Theater and Anthology Film Archives. Her work, Cosimo, inspired by Italo Calvino’s, The Baron in the Trees was produced by La Mama, E.T.C. and HERE.  She is a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow.  In 2005, she danced in the film Romance and Cigarettes directed by John Turturro.  In 2010, Striar created a puppet performance of Esther Averill’s, Jenny and the Cat Club which she and her daughter, Aria perform in living rooms, gardens and bookstores. Striar presented new poetry and a viewing of her film, The Bird Queen, at The Shed in Dec. 2011. In March 2012, Striar presented Marguerite and Robert, part 1 of an evolving work, as part of the Performance Mix Festival at the Joyce SoHo.  She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Walter and their daughter Aria.