Afrocentering with Aimee Meredith Cox
June 25 - August 25 2016
This care session was offered in conjunction with “Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room.” Afrocentering is a movement philosophy created by Aimee Meredith Cox that focuses on mind–body connection and self-awareness. In this series of events, Cox lead participants through movements that incorporate Katherine Dunham–inspired dance, yoga, and Pilates.
Cox’s professional dance experience includes performing and leading master classes as a member of Ailey II. A tenured professor at Fordham University, where she teaches courses in the Department of African and African American Studies and the Department of Anthropology, she is the author of Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (Duke University Press, 2015), which is based on eight years of fieldwork at a Detroit shelter for women and girls. Cox trained with the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and is also a certified Stott Pilates advanced mat instructor.
All care sessions were open to the public free of charge and took place on the Fifth Floor of the Museum.
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York