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Dynamic Embodiment: Foundations for AcroYoga

Dynamic Embodiment: Foundations for AcroYoga

Sunday, March 26 at 2pm - 5pm All levels of acroyoga begin with essential body awareness and control. Come improve your strength, stamina, and proprioceptive understanding with a variety of games and exercises created to build or improve your acro fun! Pre-requisites for base and flyer: willingness to be upside down, comfortable spotting, and excitement to [...]

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Live-Mixed Ecstatic Dance Wave w/ DJ JIL

Live-Mixed Ecstatic Dance Wave w/ DJ JIL

Thursday, March 30th 8pm Come dance to a wondrous ecstatic dance wave of will flows and weaves seamlessly into the expansive depths of your dance-consciousness.   DJ JIL, a musical polymath, international DJ, composer and producer will be summoning her musical skill to weave a rivetingly dance-able yet utterly unpredictable ecstatic dance wave of diverse [...]

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Seven: a Documentary Play

Seven: a Documentary Play

Fri, March 31-Sunday, April 2, 7:30pm SEVEN tells the true stories of seven women who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe: in Russia, protecting women from domestic violence; in Cambodia, rescuing girls from human trafficking; in Guatemala, giving voice to the poor; in Afghanistan, empowering rural women; in [...]

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The Fools Flow: Acro Yoga with Taylor And Mikaela

The Fools Flow: Acro Yoga with Taylor And Mikaela

April 1st 2pm-6pm Join Taylor and Mikaela do some April fool's fun. Time to learn another playful new flow, true to their dynamic, unconventional style. We will begin with basic calibrations and progressions building on your skills to help you explore and master fluid momentum and unconventional transitions. Pre-requisites as a base or flyer: monolimb [...]

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Kefa Project Dance Off

Kefa Project Dance Off

Saturday, April 15, 1-3pm Join us for a fun afternoon of a little friendly competition for a great cause!  Featuring Merengue, Hip Hop, Line Dance, Salsa, Swing, Bollywood, and more. We have dancers and instructors from around the Triangle taking part in a (friendly!) competition by either performing or instructing in various forms of dance [...]

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Waltz Night w/ Chocolate Suede!

Waltz Night w/ Chocolate Suede!

April 29th, 7pm-11:30 via Dancerfly A waltz workshop rolls into the springtime splendor with hot, live Chocolate Suede tunes, and the good times you expect from a Waltz Night, all right in downtown Durham. Parking Map

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Diaspora Dialogues: Afro Cuban Dance w/ Vladimir Espinosa

Diaspora Dialogues: Afro Cuban Dance w/ Vladimir Espinosa

Saturday, April 29 at 2 PM - 4 PM Vladimir Espinosa - Afro-Cuban Dance teacher and percussionist Living Arts Collective presents Afro-Cuban dance workshop with Vladimir Espinosa. Come and learn the dances of the Orisha and also various styles of Rumba! Put on your dancing shoes, ladies grab your large skirts, guys bring a scarf [...]

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Dynamic Embodiment: Foundations for AcroYoga

Dynamic Embodiment: Foundations for AcroYoga

Sunday, March 26 at 2pm - 5pm All levels of acroyoga begin with essential body awareness and control. Come improve your strength, stamina, and proprioceptive understanding with a variety of games and exercises created to build or improve your acro fun! Pre-requisites for base and flyer: willingness to be upside down, comfortable spotting, and excitement to [...]

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Live-Mixed Ecstatic Dance Wave w/ DJ JIL

Live-Mixed Ecstatic Dance Wave w/ DJ JIL

Thursday, March 30th 8pm Come dance to a wondrous ecstatic dance wave of will flows and weaves seamlessly into the expansive depths of your dance-consciousness.   DJ JIL, a musical polymath, international DJ, composer and producer will be summoning her musical skill to weave a rivetingly dance-able yet utterly unpredictable ecstatic dance wave of diverse [...]

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Seven: a Documentary Play

Seven: a Documentary Play

Fri, March 31-Sunday, April 2, 7:30pm SEVEN tells the true stories of seven women who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe: in Russia, protecting women from domestic violence; in Cambodia, rescuing girls from human trafficking; in Guatemala, giving voice to the poor; in Afghanistan, empowering rural women; in [...]

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The Fools Flow: Acro Yoga with Taylor And Mikaela

The Fools Flow: Acro Yoga with Taylor And Mikaela

April 1st 2pm-6pm Join Taylor and Mikaela do some April fool's fun. Time to learn another playful new flow, true to their dynamic, unconventional style. We will begin with basic calibrations and progressions building on your skills to help you explore and master fluid momentum and unconventional transitions. Pre-requisites as a base or flyer: monolimb [...]

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Kefa Project Dance Off

Kefa Project Dance Off

Saturday, April 15, 1-3pm Join us for a fun afternoon of a little friendly competition for a great cause!  Featuring Merengue, Hip Hop, Line Dance, Salsa, Swing, Bollywood, and more. We have dancers and instructors from around the Triangle taking part in a (friendly!) competition by either performing or instructing in various forms of dance [...]

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Waltz Night w/ Chocolate Suede!

Waltz Night w/ Chocolate Suede!

April 29th, 7pm-11:30 via Dancerfly A waltz workshop rolls into the springtime splendor with hot, live Chocolate Suede tunes, and the good times you expect from a Waltz Night, all right in downtown Durham. Parking Map

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Diaspora Dialogues: Afro Cuban Dance w/ Vladimir Espinosa

Diaspora Dialogues: Afro Cuban Dance w/ Vladimir Espinosa

Saturday, April 29 at 2 PM - 4 PM Vladimir Espinosa - Afro-Cuban Dance teacher and percussionist Living Arts Collective presents Afro-Cuban dance workshop with Vladimir Espinosa. Come and learn the dances of the Orisha and also various styles of Rumba! Put on your dancing shoes, ladies grab your large skirts, guys bring a scarf [...]

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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

World Drumming Class w/ Atiba Rorie

World Drumming Class w/ Atiba Rorie

Every other Sunday 5pm-6:30pm January 15th, 29th, 2nd and 4th Sundays beginning February 12th Africa Unplugged's leader, Atiba Rorie will be teaching a world drumming class, focused on the music of Africa and the Diaspora. You will learn music that can translate to the conga drums. This is an 8-week series, alternating Sundays, 1/15 through 4/23. [...]

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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

Next Event: Saturday, April 15th 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 more about The West Party Events in general 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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March 2017

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  • Zouk Fusion Social
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  • Fundamentals of Arge…
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  • Durham Dance Wave
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  • Bachateando Weekend:…
  • The Westie Party
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  • Acro Yoga w/ Sam Lee
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  • Dominican Bachata wi…
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  • Open Heart Meditatio…
  • Durham Dance Wave
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  • Durham Bodywork
  • Raleigh Rockers pres…
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  • *cancelled* Street D…
  • Dynamic Embodiment: …
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  • Acro Yoga w/ Sam Lee
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Emergent Improvisation for Dancers & Musicians – 6 Week Series

Emergent Improvisation for Dancers & Musicians – 6 Week Series

6 Week Series on Thursdays 11:30am-1:30pm April 7th- May 12th   Emergent Improvisation relates the act of structuring to natural, complex systems and time-based artistic practice. In Intro. to Emergent Improvisation, developed by Susan Sgorbati, dancers and musicians will learn how to compose in the moment through solo, duet, trio and group scores inspired by formations [...]

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Dynamic Embodiment: Foundations for AcroYoga

Dynamic Embodiment: Foundations for AcroYoga

Sunday, March 26 at 2pm - 5pm All levels of acroyoga begin with essential body awareness and control. Come improve your strength, stamina, and proprioceptive understanding with a variety of games and exercises created to build or improve your acro fun! Pre-requisites for base and flyer: willingness to be upside down, comfortable spotting, and excitement to [...]

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Modern Dance Playshop w/ Suzanne Beahrs

Modern Dance Playshop w/ Suzanne Beahrs

Wednesdays in April, 5:30-7 pm (April 5, 12, 19, 26) OVERVIEW: This 4-week series will cover the nuts and bolts of Modern Dance Technique through playful conceptual improvisations (and some set material). Modern Dance encompasses so many moves that pretty much anything goes, but we need oodles of technique to keep up with the movement [...]

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Bachateando Weekend Workshops

Bachateando Weekend Workshops

Saturday, March 18, 11am-2pm As a part of Bachateando Weekend, the Living Arts Collective will be hosting workshops by Alex and Desiree. 11am-12pm: Bachata Musicality - Learn how to become a better dancer through listening and dancing to the music! 12-1pm: Bachata Killer Moves (partnering) - Spice up your partner-work with some extra sazon! 1-2pm: [...]

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The Raleigh Rockers presents Breakin’ and All-Styles Battle

The Raleigh Rockers presents Breakin’ and All-Styles Battle

Saturday, March 25, 5:30pm The Raleigh Rockers presents "Turn It Loose" Breakin' and All-Styles Battle Doors open at 4pm Prelims start at 5:30pm SHARP (starting with All-Styles) Entry Fee: - Spectators $5 - Competitors $10 There will be multiple rounds of competitions.  Prizes include $250 + trophies to the winners in 1v1 Breakin' and All-Styles [...]

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Live-Mixed Ecstatic Dance Wave w/ DJ JIL

Live-Mixed Ecstatic Dance Wave w/ DJ JIL

Thursday, March 30th 8pm Come dance to a wondrous ecstatic dance wave of will flows and weaves seamlessly into the expansive depths of your dance-consciousness.   DJ JIL, a musical polymath, international DJ, composer and producer will be summoning her musical skill to weave a rivetingly dance-able yet utterly unpredictable ecstatic dance wave of diverse [...]

read more
Seven: a Documentary Play

Seven: a Documentary Play

Fri, March 31-Sunday, April 2, 7:30pm SEVEN tells the true stories of seven women who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe: in Russia, protecting women from domestic violence; in Cambodia, rescuing girls from human trafficking; in Guatemala, giving voice to the poor; in Afghanistan, empowering rural women; in [...]

read more
The Fools Flow: Acro Yoga with Taylor And Mikaela

The Fools Flow: Acro Yoga with Taylor And Mikaela

April 1st 2pm-6pm Join Taylor and Mikaela do some April fool's fun. Time to learn another playful new flow, true to their dynamic, unconventional style. We will begin with basic calibrations and progressions building on your skills to help you explore and master fluid momentum and unconventional transitions. Pre-requisites as a base or flyer: monolimb [...]

read more
Kefa Project Dance Off

Kefa Project Dance Off

Saturday, April 15, 1-3pm Join us for a fun afternoon of a little friendly competition for a great cause!  Featuring Merengue, Hip Hop, Line Dance, Salsa, Swing, Bollywood, and more. We have dancers and instructors from around the Triangle taking part in a (friendly!) competition by either performing or instructing in various forms of dance [...]

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