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Afrocentering with Aimee Meredith Cox

“Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room”: Care Sessions

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.

Sponsors

“Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room” is made possible by support provided by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and the Toby Devan Lewis Emerging Artists Exhibitions Fund.

Artist commissions at the New Museum are generously supported by the Neeson / Edlis Artist Commissions Fund. Artist residencies are made possible, in part, by Laurie Wolfert.

Further exhibition support is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Special thanks to A Blade of Grass.

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