Book and Publication Awards 

Click each award listing for information on eligibility, nominations and past awardees. Individuals may only submit for one award per publication.

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.

2023 Awardee: Manuel R. Cuellar, Choreographing Mexico: Festive Performances and Dancing Histories of a Nation

The de la Torre Bueno® Prize

Awarded annually to a book published in the English language that advances the field of dance studies. Qualified submissions are not restricted to any particular methodology or approach, but should introduce quality dance studies scholarship to a wider audience.

2023 Awardee: Kemi Adeyemi, Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago

Gertrude Lippincott Award

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

2023 Awardee: Harmony Bench & Kate Elswit, Visceral Data for Dance Histories: Katherine Dunham’s People, Places, and Pieces
2023 Honorable Mention: Alexander H. Schwan, Queering Jewish Dance: Baruch Agadati

Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research

Awarded each year to the best book in dance whose primary method of approach includes historical inquiry published during the previous three calendar years.

2023 Awardee: Elizabeth Schwall, Dancing with the Revolution: Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba
2023 Honorable Mention: Layla Zami, Contemporary PerforMemory: Dancing through Spacetime, Historical Trauma, and Diaspora in the 21st Century