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Special Events

Orquestra GarlDel Monthly Residency

Orquestra GarlDel Monthly Residency

Sunday, January 21st, 2:30 – 5pm Both Orquesta GarDel and Living Arts Collective are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration for 2018 - GarDel is the salsa-band-in-residence at LAC. Every fourth Sunday (except the kickoff edition on Jan 21) we will perform in this intimate, inviting dance studio. All are welcome - social salsa dancers, dancers of all backgrounds and [...]

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Buy My Soul and Call It Art

Buy My Soul and Call It Art

On January 26th I am proudly premiering Buy My Soul And Call It Art, a performance art experience, in Durham, North Carolina. With a team of over 30 local artists, this immersive exhibition will explore the relationship between Black performance and mainstream arts spaces, the emotional labor of Black artists, the importance of Black joy [...]

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Shaga Community Dance Class

Shaga Community Dance Class

Saturday, January 20th
12 – 2 pm

ShaLeigh Comerford will lead a Shaga/People Community class at Living Arts Collective for all individuals who wish to open themselves to movement in new ways.

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Partner Dance Series with Aubrey Griffith-Zill (7-week)

Partner Dance Series with Aubrey Griffith-Zill (7-week)

Thursday's at 6:30pm - 7:30pm 7-Week Series: 01/25/2018 - 03/08/2018 Do you want to learn how to communicate and move more fluidly on the social dance floor? In this 7-week series we will focus on patterns, tempo, and downbeat in the world of rhythm and musicality.  The class will teach you how to find fluid [...]

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Orquestra GarlDel Monthly Residency

Orquestra GarlDel Monthly Residency

Sunday, January 21st, 2:30 – 5pm Both Orquesta GarDel and Living Arts Collective are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration for 2018 - GarDel is the salsa-band-in-residence at LAC. Every fourth Sunday (except the kickoff edition on Jan 21) we will perform in this intimate, inviting dance studio. All are welcome - social salsa dancers, dancers of all backgrounds and [...]

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Buy My Soul and Call It Art

Buy My Soul and Call It Art

On January 26th I am proudly premiering Buy My Soul And Call It Art, a performance art experience, in Durham, North Carolina. With a team of over 30 local artists, this immersive exhibition will explore the relationship between Black performance and mainstream arts spaces, the emotional labor of Black artists, the importance of Black joy [...]

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Shaga Community Dance Class

Shaga Community Dance Class

Saturday, January 20th
12 – 2 pm

ShaLeigh Comerford will lead a Shaga/People Community class at Living Arts Collective for all individuals who wish to open themselves to movement in new ways.

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Partner Dance Series with Aubrey Griffith-Zill (7-week)

Partner Dance Series with Aubrey Griffith-Zill (7-week)

Thursday's at 6:30pm - 7:30pm 7-Week Series: 01/25/2018 - 03/08/2018 Do you want to learn how to communicate and move more fluidly on the social dance floor? In this 7-week series we will focus on patterns, tempo, and downbeat in the world of rhythm and musicality.  The class will teach you how to find fluid [...]

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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

Orquestra GarlDel Monthly Residency

Orquestra GarlDel Monthly Residency

Sunday, January 21st, 2:30 – 5pm Both Orquesta GarDel and Living Arts Collective are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration for 2018 - GarDel is the salsa-band-in-residence at LAC. Every fourth Sunday (except the kickoff edition on Jan 21) we will perform in this intimate, inviting dance studio. All are welcome - social salsa dancers, dancers of all backgrounds and [...]

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Pranayama and Singing Bowl Meditation Workshop

Pranayama and Singing Bowl Meditation Workshop

Saturday, January 20th, 10:30 – 12PM Saturday, January 27th, 11 – 12:30PM Saturday, February 3rd, 11 – 12:30PM sliding scale from $15 – $25 (no one turned away for lack of funds) "All levels of practitioners are welcome to deepen their understanding of Yoga & breathing exercises with instructor, Dante Baker, as he gently guides [...]

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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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January 2018

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  • Blues-Fusion Dance w…
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  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Live Your Art
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  • BollyX with Lara
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  • Melodic Breathing Me…
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  • Durham Dance Wave
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  • *CANCELLED* Aikido *…
  • *CANCELLED* Internat…
  • *CANCELLED* Triangle…
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  • Pranayama and Singin…
  • Shaga Community Danc…
  • West Coast Swing Wor…
  • The Westie Party
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  • Moon.Flower.Child Mo…
  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Creating Safe Spaces…
  • Orquestra GarDel
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  • BollyX with Lara
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  • Toni Contact Improv …
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
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  • Aikido *in Downstair…
  • International Folk D…
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  • Partner Dance Fundam…
  • Acroyoga & Hands…
  • Acroyoga Jam
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  • Buy My Soul and Call…
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  • Pranayama and Singin…
  • Buy My Soul and Call…
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  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Old North Durham Nei…
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  • BollyX with Lara
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  • Toni Contact Improv …
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
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  • Aikido *in Downstair…
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Aikido Seminar – Frank Apodaca 6th Degree Black Belt

Aikido Seminar – Frank Apodaca 6th Degree Black Belt

Saturday, February 17th 10:00am - 1:00pm Frank Apodaca, 6th Degree Black Belt will lead an Aikido seminar on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at the Living Arts Collective from 10AM-1PM. Aikido students of all ranks are welcome. Cost is $45 See for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DeepRiverAikikai/about/?ref=page_internal Who is the instructor? Frank Apodaca Sensei began his Aikido training [...]

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Djembe FUNdamentals

Djembe FUNdamentals

Sundays, January 7th – February 11th, 5 – 6:30PM *downstairs studio* Welcome to Djembe FUNdamentals In Africa life moves to the beat. Make rhythm the soundtrack of YOUR life. Together with Teli Shabu students will explore the rich legacy of this versatile instrument. Using the music of Guinea, West Africa, we will begin to hone [...]

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Orquestra GarlDel Monthly Residency

Orquestra GarlDel Monthly Residency

Sunday, January 21st, 2:30 – 5pm Both Orquesta GarDel and Living Arts Collective are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration for 2018 - GarDel is the salsa-band-in-residence at LAC. Every fourth Sunday (except the kickoff edition on Jan 21) we will perform in this intimate, inviting dance studio. All are welcome - social salsa dancers, dancers of all backgrounds and [...]

read more
Buy My Soul and Call It Art

Buy My Soul and Call It Art

On January 26th I am proudly premiering Buy My Soul And Call It Art, a performance art experience, in Durham, North Carolina. With a team of over 30 local artists, this immersive exhibition will explore the relationship between Black performance and mainstream arts spaces, the emotional labor of Black artists, the importance of Black joy [...]

read more
Pranayama and Singing Bowl Meditation Workshop

Pranayama and Singing Bowl Meditation Workshop

Saturday, January 20th, 10:30 – 12PM Saturday, January 27th, 11 – 12:30PM Saturday, February 3rd, 11 – 12:30PM sliding scale from $15 – $25 (no one turned away for lack of funds) "All levels of practitioners are welcome to deepen their understanding of Yoga & breathing exercises with instructor, Dante Baker, as he gently guides [...]

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Melodic Breathing Meditation Series

Melodic Breathing Meditation Series

Tuesdays 7:30-9pm *downstairs studio* What if you could experience some of the benefits that meditation has to offer immediately, and in a single session? This is exactly what we are offering in our workshop: a tiny peak into what meditation is like. Through conscious breathing you can silence your mind and feel what it would [...]

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Live Your Art January Jam

Live Your Art January Jam

Date: Sunday, January 7th Time: 3 – 9pm Join us Sunday at the Living Arts Collective in Durham for our monthly multi-creative jam! ·Live musical performances -Facilitated jam time ·Live painting performance by local artists ·Tarot readings ·Open ecstatic-style dance floor ·Interactive art and coloring station - bring your own supplies or use ours! ·Stretching [...]

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Semester of Contact Improvisation

Semester of Contact Improvisation

Date: Tuesdays, January 9th – April 24th Time: 7 – 9 pm Deepen your experience of Contact Improvisation with a semester of practice! BASIC INFO: * Jan 9 - April 24th * First three Tuesdays of the month: Class with Toni Craige from 7-9. * Last Tuesday of the month: CI Jam open to the [...]

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Shaga Community Dance Class

Shaga Community Dance Class

Saturday, January 20th
12 – 2 pm

ShaLeigh Comerford will lead a Shaga/People Community class at Living Arts Collective for all individuals who wish to open themselves to movement in new ways.

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Argentine Tango: New Year’s Eve Milonga

Argentine Tango: New Year’s Eve Milonga

Sunday December 31st 8:30pm - 4:30am   Utopians! Get ready to bring in 2018 with our funtastic New Year's Eve Milonga dancing to lovely tandas delightfully put together by DJ Jessica Schilling from Boston! This year, Utopia is collaborating with the Haw River Tango Marathon to bring everyone a weekend of memorable dancing. If you [...]

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