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Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research


Nominations Due
March 15, 2018

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

Kate Elswit accepting the 2017 Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research. Photo Jess Cavender.

The Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research will be awarded each year to the best book in dance published during the previous three calendar years.  The award carries a cash value of $1000.  DSA adjudicates the award, while the Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism at the University of Texas Austin provides the monetary prize. The Center initiated this DSA Award to honor Professor Brockett and to advance its mission of recognizing the finest scholarship in theatre, dance, and performance history.  Scholarly books in any area of dance may be nominated. The author need not be a member of DSA or be primarily identified with the field of dance, so long as the publication itself relates to dance. 

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