Gertrude Lippincott Award

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The Gertrude Lippincott Award is an annual award offered by the Society of Dance History Scholars for the best English-language article in the field of dance studies. The $500 award was named after modern dance teacher and mentor Gertrude Lippincott and honors exemplary dance scholarship.

Ms. Lippincott, herself, was honored in 1973, with the National Dance Association's Heritage Award for her contributions to dance education.

Award Winners[edit]

  • 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 in The 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," in Corporealities: Dancing Knowledge, Culture, and Power, edited by Susan Leigh Foster (London and New York: Routledge, 1996).