List of Award Winners

de la Torre Bueno® Prizes awarded by SDHS
Prizes and Special Citations, 2002–Present

2012
Special citation to Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics by Ramón H. Rivera-Servera (University of Michigan Press).
2012
Special citation to The Compleat Dancing Master: A Translation of Gottfried Taubert’s Rechtschaffener Tantzmeister (1717) by Tilden Russell (Peter Lang).
2011
Prize to Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance by Carrie J. Preston. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
2010
Prize to Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History by Constance Valis Hill. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Special citation to Dance and the Nation: Performance, Ritual, and Politics in Sri Lanka by Susan A. Reed. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009. Special citation to Ritual, Rapture and Remorse: A Study of Tarantism and Pizzica in Salento by Jerri Daboo. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.
2009
Prize to Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Culture at Harvard University, for Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s. Boston: MIT Press, 2008.
2009
Special citation to Anthea Kraut, Associate Professor of Dance at the University of California-Riverside, for Choreographing the Folk: the Dance Stagings of Zora Neale Hurston. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2008.
2008
Prize to Jacqueline Shea Murphy, Associate Professor of Dance at University of California-Riverside, for The People Have Never Stopped Dancing: Native American Modern Dance Histories. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.
2008
Special citation to Janice Ross, Associate Professor (Teaching) of Drama at Stanford University, for Anna Halprin: Experience as Dance. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
2008
Special citation to Sydney Hutchinson, research associate at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center and doctoral candidate at New York University, for From Quebradita to Duranguense: Dance in Mexican Youth Culture Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2007.
2007
Prize to Gay Morris, independent scholar and critic in New York City, for A Game for Dancers: Performing Modernism in the Postwar Years, 1945-1960. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2006.
2007
Special citation to Lucia Ruprecht, a University Lecturer in German and Fellow of Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge, for Dances of the Self in Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and Heinrich Heine. Hampshire, England and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2006.
2006
Prize to Yvonne Daniel, Professor Emerita of Dance and Afro-American Studies at Smith College and 2005-2006 Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, for Dancing Wisdom: Embodied Knowledge in Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahian Candomblé. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005.
2005
Prize to Thomas DeFrantz, Associate Professor of Music and Theatre Arts at MIT, for his book Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey’s Embodiment of African American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
2005
Special citation to David Gere, Associate Professor of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, for How to Make Dances in an Epidemic: Tracking Choreography in the Age of AIDS. Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.
2005
Special citation to Deborah Jowitt, dance critic for the Village Voice and Adjunct Professor at NYU, for Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.
2004
Prize to Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Professor Emerita of Dance at Temple University, for The Black Dancing Body: A Geography from Coon to Cool. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
2004
Special citation to Jennifer Fisher, Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of California-Irvine, for Nutcracker Nation: How an Old World Ballet Became a Christmas Tradition in the New World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.
2003
Prize to Susanna Sloat, critic and independent scholar in New York City, for her edited anthology Caribbean Dance from Abakuá to Zouk: How Movement Shapes Identity. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002.
2003
Special citation to Donald McKayle, renowned choreographer and Professor of Dance at University of California-Irvine, for his memoir Transcending Boundaries: My Dancing Life. London and New York: Routledge Harwood, 2002.
2002
No prize awarded by SDHS.

1973-2001 - List of Prizes Awarded by Dance Perspectives

Gertrude Lippincott Award

2013
Anurima Banerji, “Dance and the Distributed Body: Odissi, Ritual Practice, and Mahari Performance” in About Performance 11: 7–39.
2013
J. Lorenzo Perillo, “If I was not in prison, I would not be famous”: Discipline, Choreography, and Mimicry in the Philippines” in Theatre Journal 63: 607–621.
2011
Selby Wynn Schwartz, “Martha@Martha: A Séance with Richard Move” in Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 20.1 (2010): 61-87.
2011
(Honorable Mention) Öykü Potuoglu-Cook, “The Uneasy Vernacular: Choreographing Multiculturalism and Dancing Difference Away in Globalised Turkey” in Anthropological Notebooks 16.3 (2010): 93-105.
2010
Kate Elswit, "Berlin . . . Your Dance Partner is Death" in TDR: The Drama Review, 53.1 (2009), pp. 73-92.
2009
Cindy Garcia, "Don't leave me Celia: Salsera homosociality and pan-Latina corporealities" in Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, 18:3, pp. 199-213.
2009
honorable mention to Victoria Phillips Geduld, "Performing Communism in the American Dance: Culture, Politics, and the New Dance Group" in American Communist History 7:1, 2008, pp. 39-65.
2009
honorable mention to Melissa Blanco Borelli, "Yahora que vas a hacer, mulata? Hip choreographies in the Mexican cabaretera film 'Mulata'" in Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, 18:3, pp. 215-233.
2008
Priya Srinivasan, "The Bodies Beneath the Smoke or What’s Behind the Cigarette Poster: Unearthing Kinesthetic Connections in American Dance History" in Discourse in Dance, Ramsey Burt and Susan Leigh Foster, editors, Volume 4 Issue 1 2007, pp. 7-48.
2008
Rebekah Kowal, "Dance Travels: 'Walking With Pearl'" Performance Research, 12(2), pp. 85-94, 2007.
2007
Anthea Kraut, "Recovering Hurston, Reconsidering the Choreographer" which appeared in Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, 16/1 (March 2006).
2007
honorable mention to April K. Henderson, "Dancing Between Islands: Hip Hop and the Samoan Diaspora" which appeared inThe Vinyl Ain't Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture, Dipannita Basuand and Sidney J. Lemelle, eds., London: Pluto Press, 2006.
2006
Kimerer LeMothe, " 'A God Dances through Me': Isadora Duncan on Friedrich Nietzsche’s Revaluation of Values," Journal of Religion 85 (2), 2005, pp. 241-266.
2005
No prize awarded.
2004
Danielle Goldman, "Ghostcatching: An Intersection of Technology, Labor, and Race," Dance Research Journal v. 35/2 & 36/2 (Winter 2003 & Summer 2004 combined issue) pp. 68-87. 2004.
2003
No prize awarded.
2002
Theresa Jill Buckland, "Th'Owd Pagan Dance": Ritual, Enchantment, and an Enduring Intellectual Paradigm", in Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement, vols 11, no. 4 and 12, no. 1, Fall 2001/Spring 2002.
2001
Petra Kuppers, "Deconstructing Images: Performing Disability," Contemporary Theatre Review 11.3&4 (2001).
2000
Anne Flynn and Lisa Doolittle, "Dancing in the Canadian Wasteland: A Post-Colonial Reading of Regionalism in the 1960s and 1970s," in Dancing Bodies, Living Histories: New Writing about Dance and Culture, edited by Anne Flynn and Lisa Doolittle (Banff Centre Press, 2000).
1999
Susan C. Cook, "Watching Our Step: Embodying Research, Telling Stories," in Audible Traces: Gender, Identity, and Music, edited by Elaine Barkin and Lydia Hamessley (Zurich: Carciofoli Verlagshaus, 1999).
1998
Ananya Chatterjea, "Chandralekha: Negotiating the Female Body and Movement in Cultural/Political Signification," Dance Research Journal 30.2 (Spring 1998).
1997
Jody Bruner, "Redeeming Giselle: Making a Case for the Ballet We Love to Hate," in Rethinking the Sylph: New Perspectives on the Romantic Ballet, edited by Lynn Garafola (Middletown, Conn.:Wesleyan University Press, 1997).
1996
Linda J. Tomko, "Fête Accompli: Gender, 'Folk Dance,' and Progressive-Era Political Ideals in New York City," inCorporealities: Dancing Knowledge, Culture, and Power, edited by Susan Leigh Foster (London and New York: Routledge, 1996).

Distinction in Dance Award

2010
Professor Janet Lansdale & Professor Emerita June Layson

Selma Jeanne Cohen Awards

2013
Rachel Carrico (UC Riverside), “On the Street and in the Studio: Decentering and Recentering Dance in the New Orleans Second Line”
2013
Sinibaldo De Rosa (a student in “Human Movement Notation” at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris, CNSMDP), “Samah: Kardeşlik Töreni — A Dynamic Bodily Archive For The Alevi Semah”
2013
Mique’l Dangeli (University of British Columbia), “Dancing Our Politics: Contemporary Issues in Northwest Coast First Nations Dance”
2013
(Honorable Mention) Priya Thomas, “Remote Choreography and the Ghost”
2013
Kelley Klein (The Ohio State University), “Ecological Consciousness through Somatic Practice in Community-Based Performance: Palissimo’s ‘Bastard’ ”
2013
Suparna Banerjee (University of Roehampton, UK), “I and digi-I: reading the ‘digital double’ in the contemporary Bharatanatyam choreographies”
2013
Jingqiu Guan (University of Iowa), “The Protesting Arabesque”
2012
Amanda Graham (University of Rochester Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies), “Out of Site, Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece”
2012
Jessica Ray Herzogenrath (Texas A&M University), “Building National Character: Urbanization, Americanization and Folk Dance in Chicago, 1890-1940”
2012
Munjulika Rahman (Northwestern University), “Dancing in the (Socialist) City: Bangladesh at the 1979 International Folk in Zagreb”
2011
Daniel Callahan (Columbia University), “Absolutely Unmanly: The Music Visualizations of Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers”
2011
(Honorable Mention) Virginia Preston (Stanford University), “Fire in the Soul: Claude de l’Estoile’s ballet de cour, Episodic Composition and the Radical Erotics of Globalization”
2010
No prize awarded.
2009
Anusha Kedhar, "The Specter of the Devadasi: Bharata Natyam and Indian Ethnicity in the U.S."
2009
Hannah Kosstrin, "Of Dreams and Prayers: Topographies of Anna Sokolow’s Holocaust Work During and After World War II"
2008
Elizabeth Arden Thomas, "Moving Forward by Being Still: Anna Halprin’s Still Dance with Nature"
2008
Victoria Phillips Geduld, "Cultural Diplomacy and the Construction of Empire: Martha Graham’s Appalachian Spring and the State Department Tour of 1955-1956"
2008
Victoria Fortuna, "Decelerating Movement: The Identity Politics of Time and Space in Rudy Perez’s Countdown"
2007
Clare Croft, "Photographs and Dancing Bodies: Alvin Ailey’s 1967 US State Department Sponsored Tour of Africa"
2007
Samuel Dorf, "'Greek' Desires in Paris: Isadora Duncan Dances Antiquity in the Lesbian Salon"
2007
Sydney Hutchinson, "When Women Lead: Changing Gender Roles in the New York Salsa Scene"
2006
No prize awarded.
2005
Juliet Bellow, "Picasso’s Puppets: Petrouchka, Pierrot and Parade"
2005
Öykü Potuoglu-Cook, "From Backstage to Back Streets: An Urban Ethnography of the Post-1980s Turkish Belly Dance"
2004
Danielle Robinson, "Invisible Men: The Professionalization of Black Dance Teaching in Jazz Age Manhattan"
2004
Emily Winerock, "Dance References in the Records of Early English Drama: Alternative Sources for Non-Courtly Dancing, 1500-1650"
2003
Yvonne Hardt, "Relational Movement Patterns: Movement Choirs and their Social Potential in the Weimar Republic"
2002
Victoria Watts, "How Do Dances Make Us Laugh?: A Comparative Analysis of the Joking Structure at Play in Tere O'Connor’s Hi Everybody! (1999) and Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove (1976)"
2001
Jonathan David Jackson, "Gender Representation in the Latest Form of the Black/Latino(a) Sexual Minority Dance Called 'Voguing'"
2000
Martin Hargreaves, "Haunted by Failure, Doomed by Success: Melancholic Masculinity in AMP’s Swan Lake"
1999
Virginia Taylor, "Respect, Antipathy, and Tenderness: Why Do Girls 'Go to Ballet'?"
1999
Anthea Kraut, "The Vernacular Transformations of Black Female Choreographers: Josephine Baker, Zora Neale Hurston, and Katherine Dunham"
1998
Janet O’shea, "Unbalancing the Authentic/Partnering Tradition: Shobana Jeyasingh’s Romance . . . with Footnotes"
1997
Michelle Heffner, "Blood Wedding: Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Flamenco"
1997
Karen A. Mozingo, "Fractured Images: Montage and Gender in Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater"
1996
Ananya Chatterjea, "The Choreography of Chandralekha"
1996
Julia L. Foulkes, "Feminists, in a Way: How Women Shaped Modern Dance"
1996
Barbejoy A. Ponzio, "Mythic Images of the West and the Renewed Popularity of Country Dance"
1995
Constance Valis Hill, "From Bharata Natyam to Jive: Jack Cole’s 'Modern' Jazz Dance"
1995
Maribeth Clark, "The Contredanse, That Musical Plague"

Graduate Student Travel Grant

2013
Alexandra Harlig (The Ohio State University), “The Madison Rises Again: History and Community at Columbus Ohio's 1960s Dance Party”
2013
Anaïs Sékiné (Université de Montréal), “Cultural Appropriations and the Politics of Joy: a study of Lindy hop in Montreal swing dance”
2012
Victoria Fortuna (Northwestern University)/
2011
Jodie McNeilly (University of Sydney), Stefania Mylona (University of Surrey), and Lise Uytterhoeven (University of Surrey)
2010
Tayana L. Hardin, University of Michigan
Jennifer Myers, Northwestern University
Maria Urrutia, Goddard College
2009
Cecile Guedon, Birkbeck College, University of London
Megan Nicely, New York University
Aoife McGrath, Trinity College Dublin
2008
Nyama McCarthy Brown, Temple University
2007
Margaret Booker, University of Texas-Austin
Kate Elswit, University of Cambridge
Susanne Foellmer, Free University Berlin
Carrie Gaiser, University of Texas-Austin
Lester Tome, Temple University
Jessica Van Ort, Temple University
2006
Jennifer Buscher, University of California, Riverside
Deidre Cavazzi, University of California, Irvine
Thom Hecht, University of the Arts, London

**In years where there is no listed winner, none of the submissions matched the committee’s criteria.

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