the Living Arts Collective (LAC) is designed to foster artistic expression while creating a hub for the exchanging of resources, practices and ideas to develop socially progressive strategies for conscious living and cultural preservation through creative movement

we host classes, workshops, socials and performances while providing space for people to create, rehearse, teach and share ideas

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Special Events

Baay Bia Show

Friday, May 24th, 10p – 12a $20 entry Senegal’s premier griot rapper, Baay Bia brings ancient West African storytelling traditions to the global hip hop stage. His voice launched onto the world music scene, writing and arranging each song on his first album, Nation, winning the 2002 Senegalese Hip Hop awards. Tours of Senegal with [...]

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Community Accountability for Consent Violations

Saturday, May 25th, 1 – 4p Workshop will be limited to 20 attendees. Join us May 25 from 1:00-4:00 at Living Arts Collective in Durham to explore community accountability for consent violations. This workshop will explore community accountability in flow arts, ecstatic dance, and other small, tight-knit communities when boundaries will inevitably be crossed. Attendees [...]

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Community Dance Wave

Saturday, May 25th and June 29th 10 – 11:30a DURHAM FARMER'S MARKET Monthly community dance wave is a FREE event hosted by the Living Arts Collective (and friends) at the Durham Central Park in collaboration with the Durham Farmers' Market and the Durham Ecstatic Dance (LAC) community on last Saturdays. This conscious dance experience creates [...]

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Baay Bia Show

Baay Bia Show

Friday, May 24th, 10p – 12a $20 entry Senegal’s premier griot rapper, Baay Bia brings ancient West African storytelling traditions to the global hip hop stage. His voice launched onto the world music scene, writing and arranging each song on his first album, Nation, winning the 2002 Senegalese Hip Hop awards. Tours of Senegal with [...]

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Community Accountability for Consent Violations

Community Accountability for Consent Violations

Saturday, May 25th, 1 – 4p Workshop will be limited to 20 attendees. Join us May 25 from 1:00-4:00 at Living Arts Collective in Durham to explore community accountability for consent violations. This workshop will explore community accountability in flow arts, ecstatic dance, and other small, tight-knit communities when boundaries will inevitably be crossed. Attendees [...]

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Community Dance Wave

Community Dance Wave

Saturday, May 25th and June 29th 10 – 11:30a DURHAM FARMER'S MARKET Monthly community dance wave is a FREE event hosted by the Living Arts Collective (and friends) at the Durham Central Park in collaboration with the Durham Farmers' Market and the Durham Ecstatic Dance (LAC) community on last Saturdays. This conscious dance experience creates [...]

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Events

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

Calendar

May 2019

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  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
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  • Mettlesome Kids
  • Afro-Perumba Dance C…
  • Acro & Handstand…
  • AcroYoga Jam
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  • Essence of Ecstatic …
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Living Room Open Mic
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  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • First Saturday Salsa…
  • First Saturday Fusio…
  • 1st Saturday Fusion …
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  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Capoeira Angola (mar…
  • Dark Moon Renewal
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
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  • BollyX with Lara
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
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  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
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  • Mettlesome Kids
  • Afro-Perumba Dance C…
  • Emergent Inquiry Mon…
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  • Tarot Study
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Guided Meditation
11
  • Durham Bodywork Comm…
12
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • 2nd Sunday Contact I…
  • Capoeira Angola (mar…
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
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  • BollyX with Lara
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
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  • CI Contact Improv - …
  • Sound Journey Breath…
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  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
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  • Mettlesome Kids
  • Afro-Perumba Dance C…
  • AcroYoga Jam
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  • Circulo Comunitario …
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Third Friday Art Gal…
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  • Circulo Comunitario …
  • The Westie Party
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  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Community Potluck an…
  • Capoeira Angola (mar…
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
  • Queer Ecstatic Dance…
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  • BollyX with Lara - C…
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
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  • CI Contact Improv - …
  • Sound Journey Breath…
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  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
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  • *Canceled for this w…
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  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Baay Bia Show
25
  • Community Dance Wave
  • Community Accountabi…
  • Heart Centered Perma…
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  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Salsa Class for Begi…
  • Capoeira Angola (mar…
  • *Canceled this month…
  • Qoya: Wise, Wild, an…
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  • BollyX with Lara - *…
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
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  • CI Contact Improv - …
  • Last Tuesday Monthly…
  • Sound Journey Breath…
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  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
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  • Afro-Perumba Dance C…
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  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Dark Side of the Rai…

Qoya: Power of Pleasure

Sunday June, 30 5-7pm Qoya, which means "Queen," in Quechua, is a unique movement practice which blends dance, yoga and sensual movement. 2hrs of part sacred ceremony and part dance party! Through movement we remember: we remember our essence is Wise, Wild, and Free. Wise draws upon the ancient wisdom of yoga. Wild represents the [...]

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House of Pleasure: A Day Long Retreat For Black Folks

Center Blackness. Center Pleasure. Center Black Pleasure. Come join us for a day long retreat to practice centering our BLACK pleasure as an act of freedom! The space will reveal the erotic energy found in every moment, give you access to more pleasure in your body, and teach you new ways to have a pleasure [...]

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Hip-Hop Classes With Jett Sett

Hip-Hop Classes With Jett Sett Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm Learn Hip-hop basics while also learning freestyle tactics. Class (3:00-4:30pm) Open session afterwards! (4:30-5:00pm) Ages: 8-15 $10 per class Presented by Living Arts Collective 410 W Geer St. Durham, NC 27701 To register/have questions please contact: (919) 402-6357

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West African Master Classes

LET’S DANCE!! Matriarch Dance Co. will be co-hosting a West African Dance class on June 8th at Living Arts Collective located at 410 West Geer St., Durham, NC 27701. Matriarch Dance Co. will be leading classes from 3PM to 4:15pm & 4:30 to 5:45pm. Read the information below for further details -You can register through MatriarchDanceCo.com [...]

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Living Arts Ecstatic Dance at Shakori

Saturday, May 4th, 12:30 – 1:30p All ages and abilities welcome! Sat 12:30 - Dance Tent! Experience authentic self-expression in a safe space free of judgment & instruction. Ecstatic dance event offers an opportunity to explore delicious states of being from stillness to unfettered wildness through self-directed free form movement to the LIVE sounds of [...]

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Tarot Study

Fridays, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, 6 – 7p We will gather monthly to discuss, contemplate and learn techniques for intuitive tarot reading. All levels of experience are welcome. We will explore the archetypes, use of symbolism in the tarot, and get to know the arcanas, four suits, court cards, & numerology embedded in [...]

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Djembe FUNdamentals – Intermediate Level for Adults & Mature Youth

Sundays through May 19th, 7 – 8:30p Welcome! This class is for drummers with previous Djembe training who seek a higher level of instruction. If you are advanced beyond the beginner material and seek more challenging tempos, accompaniments, & phrases if you have studied, but life has often pulled you from the drummer's path if [...]

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Emergent Inquiry Monthly Practice Group

Thursday, May 9th and June 13th, 7 – 8:30p This contemplative, somatic, and soul-oriented monthly practice group invites participants into an ongoing exploration of our unfolding initiatory journeys, featuring guided individual inquiries, paired processes, and optional opportunities for working directly with the class facilitator. Drawing on meditative traditions, depth psychology, understandings of soul-centric human development, [...]

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Afterwave at Living Arts Collective: Moogfest Edition

Friday, April 26, 9:30 – 11:30p Join us after the Living Art Collective's Ecstatic Dance event for live performances by local Electronic x Soul artists in celebration of Moogfest weekend. 9:30 - 10:15 David D'Angelo ft. David Scott 10:15 - 10:45 Inner Space Journeys 10:45 - 11:30 XYLEM Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist David D'Angelo Music https://soundcloud.com/daviddangelo partners with [...]

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Afro-Perumba Dance Class!

Thursdays starting in May, 7:15 – 8:15p Cardio Dance Class with Marcos Napa, formerly of Peru's premier dance and music troupe Peru Negro, combines different Afro-Peruvian dances plus choreography for a full hour of fun! Come dressed for exercise and ready to move! All levels welcome. Thursday evenings beginning in May!

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