The Living Arts Collective aims to cultivate community through conscious living and creative movement

a Community In Motion which celebrates diversity while providing a multi-creative incubator.

We host classes, workshops, socials and performances

while providing a safe space for people

to create, rehearse, teach and share ideas.

Designed to foster artistic expression and cultural preservation

by curating a safe hub for the exchanging of resources, practices and

ideas to develop socially progressive strategies for

conscious living and the reclaiming of our humanity.

To be a part of The Living Arts Collective event schedule

 

Contact Us

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Special Events

Essence of Ecstatic Dance

Fridays in February, 6:30 – 7:15 Whether this is your first dance or your 32133rd, this is a welcoming way to enter into the Ecstatic Dance experience. Explore the framework of improvisational possibilities within this creative arts container. Gain communication & interaction skills while navigating a "wordfree" space. Bring to light our individual and group [...]

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Awakening the Spine III

Saturday, February 16th, 11a – 12:30p Feldenkrais classes emphasize learning to develop more refined movement patterns, designed to bring you more grace, flow, and power in your dancing, athletics, and everyday activities. Replacing excess effort, Feldenkrais engages the neuroplasticity of the brain to learn how to move and function with more ease and efficiency. As [...]

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Nia Dance Jam 1Billion Rising DCRC Fundraiser at the LAC

Sunday, February 17th, 2:30 – 4:30p Celebrating the healing power of dance and community5th Annual 1 Billion Rising Nia Dance Jam Fundraiser3PM Sunday 2/17 * Doors open 2:30pm410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701-2114, United States$10 suggested donation supports the work of Durham Crisis Response Center DCRC One Billion Rising events bring people together the [...]

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Third Friday Durham Artwave

Friday, February, 15th, 6pm – Midnight Third Friday Durham ARTWAVEARTShowcase + EcstaticDANCE + openMIC(Starting @ 6pm every Third Friday)Join us for a beautiful evening of dancing, singing and exploring surrounded by cosmic art and talent!This Friday we have an amazing lineup of artists, alchemists, poets, jewelers and painters: Poetry Fox will be slinging custom made [...]

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Massage Techniques for Couples and Partners

Saturday, February 16th, 2 – 4:30pm Description: For couples, friends, or partners. In this workshop, you will receive basic instruction in massage techniques that you and your partner can do at home without a massage table. We will use yoga mats, chairs and props. As most of the work will be done on the floor, please [...]

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Essence of Ecstatic Dance

Essence of Ecstatic Dance

Fridays in February, 6:30 – 7:15 Whether this is your first dance or your 32133rd, this is a welcoming way to enter into the Ecstatic Dance experience. Explore the framework of improvisational possibilities within this creative arts container. Gain communication & interaction skills while navigating a "wordfree" space. Bring to light our individual and group [...]

read more
Awakening the Spine III

Awakening the Spine III

Saturday, February 16th, 11a – 12:30p Feldenkrais classes emphasize learning to develop more refined movement patterns, designed to bring you more grace, flow, and power in your dancing, athletics, and everyday activities. Replacing excess effort, Feldenkrais engages the neuroplasticity of the brain to learn how to move and function with more ease and efficiency. As [...]

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Nia Dance Jam 1Billion Rising DCRC Fundraiser at the LAC

Nia Dance Jam 1Billion Rising DCRC Fundraiser at the LAC

Sunday, February 17th, 2:30 – 4:30p Celebrating the healing power of dance and community5th Annual 1 Billion Rising Nia Dance Jam Fundraiser3PM Sunday 2/17 * Doors open 2:30pm410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701-2114, United States$10 suggested donation supports the work of Durham Crisis Response Center DCRC One Billion Rising events bring people together the [...]

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Third Friday Durham Artwave

Third Friday Durham Artwave

Friday, February, 15th, 6pm – Midnight Third Friday Durham ARTWAVEARTShowcase + EcstaticDANCE + openMIC(Starting @ 6pm every Third Friday)Join us for a beautiful evening of dancing, singing and exploring surrounded by cosmic art and talent!This Friday we have an amazing lineup of artists, alchemists, poets, jewelers and painters: Poetry Fox will be slinging custom made [...]

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Massage Techniques for Couples and Partners

Massage Techniques for Couples and Partners

Saturday, February 16th, 2 – 4:30pm Description: For couples, friends, or partners. In this workshop, you will receive basic instruction in massage techniques that you and your partner can do at home without a massage table. We will use yoga mats, chairs and props. As most of the work will be done on the floor, please [...]

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Events

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

Calendar

February 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Essence of Ecstatic …
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
2
  • Body Back HIIT *move…
  • Taiji: Structural Bo…
  • Intro to Nonviolent …
  • LAC Fusion Retreats:…
  • First Saturday Salsa…
3
  • Qi Gong - Movement a…
  • Ecstatic Dance Wave
  • The Call Within
  • Capoeira Angola (mar…
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
4
  • BollyX with Lara
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
5
  • Transformation Medit…
  • Contact Improvisatio…
  • Moving the Solo Body
  • Sound Journey Breath…
6
  • Triangle Zouk Fundam…
  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
7
  • Beginner Washing Mac…
  • AcroYoga Jam
8
  • Essence of Ecstatic …
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
9
  • Body Back HIIT *move…
  • *alternate location …
  • Durham Bodywork Comm…
  • Zouk Social Dance: T…
10
  • Qi Gong - Movement a…
  • Care to Share Table
  • Ecstatic Dance Wave
  • *UPSTAIRS!* Capoeira…
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
11
  • BollyX with Lara
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
12
  • Transformation Medit…
  • Contact Improvisatio…
  • Moving the Solo Body
  • Sound Journey Breath…
13
  • Triangle Zouk Fundam…
  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
14
  • Beloved Within- Hear…
15
  • Essence of Ecstatic …
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Third Friday Art Gal…
16
  • Body Back HIIT *move…
  • Taiji: Structural Bo…
  • Awakening the Spine …
  • Massage Techniques f…
  • The Westie Party
17
  • Qi Gong - Movement a…
  • Ecstatic Dance Wave
  • Capoeira Angola (mar…
  • Nia Dance Jam 1Billi…
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
18
  • BollyX with Lara
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
19
  • Transformation Medit…
  • Contact Improvisatio…
  • Moving the Solo Body
  • Sound Journey Breath…
20
  • SHAGA Community Clas…
  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
21
  • AcroYoga Jam
22
  • Essence of Ecstatic …
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
23
  • Body Back HIIT *move…
  • Taiji: Structural Bo…
  • Ushering in the New …
  • PEACE OF CLAY : A ne…
24
  • Qi Gong - Movement a…
  • Ecstatic Dance Wave
  • Capoeira Angola (mar…
  • 4th Sundays Salsa Da…
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
25
  • BollyX with Lara
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
26
  • Transformation Medit…
  • Contact Improvisatio…
  • Last Tuesday Monthly…
  • Sound Journey Breath…
27
  • SHAGA Community Clas…
  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
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Non-violent Communication Study Group

Sundays, 6:30 – 7:30p Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand and diagnose - to think and communicate in terms of what is "right" and what is "wrong" with people. At best, communicating and thinking this way can create misunderstanding and frustration. At its worst, it can lead to anger, [...]

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Beloved Within –– Heart Centered Celebration

Thursday, February 14th, 7 –– 9p The Beloved Within: Heart Centered Celebration When we focus on our connection to self  we become whole & our connection to others deepens. Join us for a celebration of the divine unity where we deepen our connection to self  and community. The evening will be woven with: Sacred Circle Leader, [...]

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Beginner Washing Machine Class at Living Arts Collective

Thursday, February 7th, 7:30 – 8:30p Join us for a fun pre-jam Acro class on beginner washing machines! Aimee Kresica, certified Lift Acrobatics instructor, will be assisted by Matthew Pearman in offering instruction on a fun beginner washing machine. This week we'll teach Trap Door! This is a BEGINNER PLUS level class! Students can be [...]

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SHAGA Community Class!

Wednesdays, starting February 20th, 6 – 7p Back by popular demand, our Weekly Community Shaga Class kicks off Wednesday, February 20th, at Living Arts Collective! Shaga is inspired by the movement language of Gaga, developed by Ohad Naharin. Durham-based Shaleigh Comerford, who trained with Ohad, has created an accessible, empowering and fun practice for anyone [...]

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The Call Within

Sunday, February 3rd, 2 – 4p This contemplative workshop welcomes people into a transformative relationship with inner material, drawing on depth psychology, the Alexander Technique, and Focusing—a mindfulness-based, somatic approach to psychological healing and development. By deepening our contact with what’s seeking to shift, emerge, or be known within, this work invites us into closer [...]

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Ushering in the New You through Mask Making

Saturday, February 23rd, 1:30 – 4:30p Where: Living Arts Collective, Durham When: Feb. 23, 1:30-4:30 Donation for Materials: $12 If inspired, please bring materials that add shape, texture or color to the masks. These can be shared with the group to add variety to the process. Basic materials will be provided. Masks capture the potent [...]

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Essence of Ecstatic Dance

Fridays in February, 6:30 – 7:15 Whether this is your first dance or your 32133rd, this is a welcoming way to enter into the Ecstatic Dance experience. Explore the framework of improvisational possibilities within this creative arts container. Gain communication & interaction skills while navigating a "wordfree" space. Bring to light our individual and group [...]

read more

Awakening the Spine III

Saturday, February 16th, 11a – 12:30p Feldenkrais classes emphasize learning to develop more refined movement patterns, designed to bring you more grace, flow, and power in your dancing, athletics, and everyday activities. Replacing excess effort, Feldenkrais engages the neuroplasticity of the brain to learn how to move and function with more ease and efficiency. As [...]

read more

4th Friday Afterwave ft. Nym ~{dj phloem dancewave}~

Friday, January 25th, 7p – 12a Join us for our weekly Friday evening ecstatic dance on the beautiful bamboo floors of the Living Arts Collective! This week we have a special Afterwave planned to keep the movement flowing! Starting at 730, dj phloem(aka Donovan) will bring a live melodically psychedelic vibe to a curated playlist [...]

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