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.