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 will 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.
This care session is offered in conjunction with “Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room.” To attend a session, participants must sign up in the New Museum Lobby on the day of the event. Admission is available on a first-come, first-served basis.