The CORD awards were established to:

    • recognize scholarly excellence 
    • contribute to motivating further research 
    • signal to the scholarly world at large the work of the individuals recognized.

The awards contribute not only to the visibility of the individuals and works honored, but also to the visibility of dance research and to our continuing drive for excellence in dance scholarship. Consider your nomination a way to influence the field and the CORD organization.  By acknowledging your mentors, recognizing individuals who have strongly influenced you or created opportunities for you, your peers or organization, naming those who have expanded your conception of dance research, or initiated directions you'd like to see dance research (and CORD) take in the future, you participate in formulating that future.

To view all of our award categories, please click the links to the left.

2015 Award Recipients

Outstanding Graduate Research Award 

Presented to Elizabeth Schwall, Columbia University 
"Carmen (1967): Elided Experiments, Alternative Meanings, and Monopolizing Canons"

2014 Award Recipients

View past award recipients here.
Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize
for Dance Research

Presented to Paul Scolieri, Associate Professor, Barnard College - Columbia University, 
for Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the Choreography of Conquest
Dixie Durr Award
for Outstanding Service to Dance Research

Presented to Libby Smigel,
Dance Heritage Collection
Outstanding Publication
in Dance Research Award

Presented to Felicia McCarren, Professor, Tulane University, for French Moves: The Cultural Politics of le hip hop
Outstanding Scholarly Research
in Dance Award

Presented to Deidre Sklar
 Congress on Research in Dance
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