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Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize
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Deadline: This award is given in even-numbered years. The next deadline will be March 15, 2014.

Purpose: This prize honors the publication (book or essay) that, in the opinion of the prize committee, best explores the intersections of theatre and dance/movement in the previous two calendar years.

Eligibility: Any independent, tenured, or untenured scholar is eligible. Eligible books and articles must have been published in 2012 or 2013.

Nomination: Nominations can come from the author of a book or essay, any member of ASTR, or a book publisher or an editor of a journal or collection in which an essay has appeared. Authors can nominate only one essay. Editors can nominate one essay per volume. Book publishers and journal/collection editors are invited to send one copy of each book they wish to be considered to each member of the Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize committee (i.e. three copies total). Books should be sent to:

Clare Croft
Assistant Professor
Department of Dance
University of Michigan
310 Beakes Street #1
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Lezlie C. Cross
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 455036
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5036

Judith Hamera
Professor, Chair of Committee
Department of Performance Studies
Texas A&M University
211 Liberal Arts Arts and Humanities Building
TAMU 4240
College Station, TX USA 77843-4240

Essays should be sent by e-mail attachment (.pdf, .doc, or .docx format) to the three committee members' e-mail addresses above.


Evaluation: The winning book or essay will be judged based on

  1. innovation in methodological approach;
  2. critical and/or historical rigor;
  3. potential for encouraging future scholarship that will strengthen exchanges between theatre and dance/movement.

Notification: Winner will be notified by July 15, 2014.

Past Winners

2014: Adria L. Amada, Aloha America (Duke University Press, 2012)

2014 Honorable Mention: Paul A. Scolieri, Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the Choreography of Conquest (University of Texas Press, 2013)

2012: Petra Kuppers, Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange and Twisted Shape (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

2012 Honorable Mention: Nadine George-Graves, Urban Bush Women: Twenty Years of African American Dance Theatre, Community Engagement, and Working It Out (University of Wisconsin Press, 2010)

2010: Clare Croft, "Ballet Nations: The New York City Ballet’s 1962 US State Department Sponsored Tour of the Soviet Union,” Theatre Journal, October 2009

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