The Living Arts Collective (LAC) aims to cultivate community through conscious living and creative movement.

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Special Events

Live Music Contact Improv Jam & mini-Movement Lab

Live Music Contact Improv Jam & mini-Movement Lab

Tuesday Nov. 21st, 2017 - 7pm-9:30pm 2 Part Holiday Jam + mini movement lab. Come dance with all your friends with LIVE music by John Osburn. From 7-7:30, there will be an optional movement lab to play with some dynamic patterns that create ease and carry momentum in your dance. From 7:30-9:15, Jam time! Come [...]

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Liberate Our Creativity: Gratitude Dance Wave with Rob Lenfestey

Liberate Our Creativity: Gratitude Dance Wave with Rob Lenfestey

Thursday, November 23 at 10 AM - 12:15 PM Liberate Our Creativity: A Gratitude Ecstatic Wave with All Original Music by Rob Lenfestey Invite Your Friends on Facebook Celebrate the innate artistry of being human and reconnecting to our primal and limitless capacity to express it through music, dance and anything our imagination desires! Begin your Thanksgiving day with [...]

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Live Music Contact Improv Jam & mini-Movement Lab

Live Music Contact Improv Jam & mini-Movement Lab

Tuesday Nov. 21st, 2017 - 7pm-9:30pm 2 Part Holiday Jam + mini movement lab. Come dance with all your friends with LIVE music by John Osburn. From 7-7:30, there will be an optional movement lab to play with some dynamic patterns that create ease and carry momentum in your dance. From 7:30-9:15, Jam time! Come [...]

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Liberate Our Creativity: Gratitude Dance Wave with Rob Lenfestey

Liberate Our Creativity: Gratitude Dance Wave with Rob Lenfestey

Thursday, November 23 at 10 AM - 12:15 PM Liberate Our Creativity: A Gratitude Ecstatic Wave with All Original Music by Rob Lenfestey Invite Your Friends on Facebook Celebrate the innate artistry of being human and reconnecting to our primal and limitless capacity to express it through music, dance and anything our imagination desires! Begin your Thanksgiving day with [...]

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About the Living Arts Collective

The Living Arts Collective supports local artists and promotes community engagement by offering accessible space and resources for socially progressive arts, culture, conscious living, and wellness practices.

We host regular movement classes, workshops and retreats; community socials, dances and jams; providing creative space for artists to create, rehearse, teach and perform; as well as a special event space for organizations and communities. Forms of Art that we and our community of artists practice include African dance, modern dance, partner dance (fusion, blues, salsa, bachata, zouk, kizomba, swing and more), ecstatic dance, contact improvisation, culinary arts, massage, yoga, martial arts, theatre and acroyoga.

We are located at 410 W. Geer St, Durham, NC.

Events

Classes, Workshops, Dance Socials, Live Music, Dance and Theater shows and performances, Community Gatherings and more!

Weekends

These events repeat monthly or bi-weekly, so they're different week to week

POP Pilates Workout Class

POP Pilates Workout Class

Saturdays at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the downstairs studio Join instructor Jaimee Johnson for a workout geared towards dancers and movers! POP Pilates is a total body, equipment free workout that sculpts a rock-solid core and a lean dancer's body like nothing else can. The combination of total body Pilates exercises with the [...]

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Triangle AcroYoga

Triangle AcroYoga

The Living Arts Collective occasionally hosts AcroYoga Jams, classes or Workshops, often at least one per month. Check out our calendar or the Triangle AcroYoga website to find out about the next workshop!

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Triangle Contact Improvisation

Triangle Contact Improvisation

The Living Arts Collectives often hosts Triangle CI events such as workshops, classes, jams, and underscores. Often at least one Contact Improv  event per month. See the LAC calendar or Triangle CI website to find out more!

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The Westie Party

The Westie Party

Date: Every third Saturday of the month On 3rd Saturdays, the Westie Party offers top notch West Coast Swing events with national and international instructors for their afternoon workshops and evening dances. Find the next Westie Party Event on our Calendar and learn more about Westie Parties on their Facebook Page.

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Durham Bodywork

Durham Bodywork

Durham Bodywork group clinics offer personalized treatments within a supportive community on certain Saturdays at the Living Arts Collective. Durham Bodywork honors the importance of individual health and personal sustainability as part of a greater vision of community wellness. You must schedule a session to attend! Schedule a session here: http://www.durhambodywork.com/schedule/ YOUR SESSION 60 minutes in session [...]

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Calendar

November 2017

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Aikido *in Downstair…
  • Uncle Sam Wants YOU!
  • Zouk Nights Social
2
3
  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Cancelled! Durham Da…
  • Uncle Sam Wants YOU!
4
  • POP Pilates Workout …
  • Uncle Sam Wants YOU!
5
6
  • BollyX with Lara
7
  • Argentine Tango *in …
  • Grooves: Experientia…
8
  • Aikido *in Downstair…
  • Zouk Nights Social
9
  • 4- Week Partner Danc…
  • Acroyoga & Hands…
  • Acroyoga Jam
10
  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Durham Dance Wave
11
  • POP Pilates Workout …
12
13
  • BollyX with Lara
14
  • Argentine Tango *in …
  • Grooves: Experientia…
15
  • Aikido *in Downstair…
  • Bulgarian Dance with…
  • Zouk Nights Social
16
  • 4- Week Partner Danc…
17
  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Durham Dance Wave
18
  • POP Pilates Workout …
19
  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
  • Dance Class with Sol…
20
  • BollyX with Lara
21
  • Live Music CI Jam + …
22
  • Aikido *in Downstair…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Nights Social
23
  • Liberate Our Creativ…
  • Acroyoga & Hands…
  • Acroyoga Jam
24
  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Durham Dance Wave
25
  • POP Pilates Workout …
26
  • Durham Dance Wave
27
  • BollyX with Lara
28
29
  • Aikido *in Downstair…
  • International Folk D…
  • *Canceled* Zouk Nigh…
30
  • 4- Week Partner Danc…
Live Music Contact Improv Jam & mini-Movement Lab

Live Music Contact Improv Jam & mini-Movement Lab

Tuesday Nov. 21st, 2017 - 7pm-9:30pm 2 Part Holiday Jam + mini movement lab. Come dance with all your friends with LIVE music by John Osburn. From 7-7:30, there will be an optional movement lab to play with some dynamic patterns that create ease and carry momentum in your dance. From 7:30-9:15, Jam time! Come [...]

read more
Liberate Our Creativity: Gratitude Dance Wave with Rob Lenfestey

Liberate Our Creativity: Gratitude Dance Wave with Rob Lenfestey

Thursday, November 23 at 10 AM - 12:15 PM Liberate Our Creativity: A Gratitude Ecstatic Wave with All Original Music by Rob Lenfestey Invite Your Friends on Facebook Celebrate the innate artistry of being human and reconnecting to our primal and limitless capacity to express it through music, dance and anything our imagination desires! Begin your Thanksgiving day with [...]

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MovesMoves Somatic Research Series

MovesMoves Somatic Research Series

December 3rd / December 10th / December 17th  10am-12:00pm This class is a deep exploration of the ways the body works and how our minds- intention, desire, distraction, impulse- affect how we move. We will investigate the relationships and tensions in our bodies, learning how to use efficiently what we already have in addition to [...]

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Uncle Sam Wants YOU!

Uncle Sam Wants YOU!

November 1 – 5
Showtimes vary

Join us for evening of barnstorming patriotism, spine-tingling treason, and plenty of spangly stars in between.

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NC ZoukFest 2017

NC ZoukFest 2017

Friday – Sunday
October 13th – 15th

Get ready for the 1st annual NCZoukFest in Durham, NC! Let’s ZOUK in the Bull City!!!

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