Rizvana Bradley wins Lippincott Award for best dance studies essay

Rizvana Bradley
August 15, 2019

Rizvana Bradley has won the prestigious Gertrude Lippincott Award for her article, “Black Cinematic Gesture and the Aesthetics of Contagion,” (The Drama Review, v.  62, no. 1, 2018,  pp. 14-30), sponsored by the Dance Studios Association.  Bradley’s essay explores “the intersections of dance, performance, and cinema, Black girlhood, aesthetic invention, and migratory gesture.” The Lippincott Award honors “the best English-language dance studies article published in the last year, recognizing its excellence in the field of dance scholarship.”

This award pays tribute to Gertrude Lippincott of Minneapolis, one of the founders of the original Congress on Research in Dance, and nationally recognized for her choreography, performance, company directing, teaching and dance writing. Lippincott founded the Modern Dance Center of Minneapolis. From the 1940s-1960s she was also an editor for “Dance Observer and “Dance Magazine,” which published her articles.

from Dance Studios Association

Rizvana Bradley is Assistant Professor of History of Art and African American Studies at Yale University