Book and Publication Awards 

Click each award listing for information on eligibility, nominations and past awardees. 

deadline April 20, 2022


The de la Torre Bueno® First Book Award

Awarded annually to the best first book in dance studies published in the English language in the previous calendar year.

2021 Awardee: Ahalya Satkunaratnam, Moving Bodies, Navigating Conflict: Practicing Bharata Natyam in Colombo, Sri Lanka

2021 Honorable Mention: Annelies Van Assche, Labor and Aesthetics in European Contemporary Dance: Dancing Precarity


 The de la Torre Bueno® Prize

Awarded annually to a book published in the English language that advances the field of dance studies.

2021 Awardee: Kareem Khubchandani, Ishtyle: Accenting Gay Indian Nightlife

2021 Special Citation: Catherine Cole, Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice


 Gertrude Lippincott Award

Awarded annually to the best English-language article published in dance studies.

2021 Awardee: Jade Power-Sotomayor, “Moving Borders and Dancing in Place: Son Jarocho’s Speaking Bodies at the Fandango Fronterizo” (TDR, 2020)

2021 Honorable Mention: Hannah Kosstrin, “Whose Jewishness? Inbal Dance Theater and Cold War American Spectatorship” (American Jewish History, 2020)


Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research

Awarded each year to the best book in dance published during the previous three calendar years.

2021 Awardee: Ana Paula Hofling, Staging Brazil: Choreographies of Capoeria