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

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Special Events

FLUSH – a film about poop.

Saturday, August 25th, 1 – 3pm FLUSH - The Documentary is the surprising story of what happens after we “go," and a growing movement to change the way we think about waste. Filmmaker Karina Mangu-Ward wonders if the unprecedented damage from Superstorm Sandy, the drought out West, and the future of our food supply has [...]

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Shake Your Soul! A Yoga-Based Dance Experience!

Saturday, August 18th, 11am – 12:15pm Shake Your Soul is a dance class where we practice moving from the inside, out. We'll take time to stretch our fascia (mostly on the ground) to begin the class. Then we'll come to standing and explore various movements. There will be periods of guided movement and times to [...]

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Third Friday Artwalk Gallery, Live music, Mircogreenery

Friday, August 17th, 6 – 9pm We will have an open house highlighting: Artwork created and displayed by Taylor White + Catherine Kramer LIVE piano by Donovan Moran Nourishment provided by The Microgreenery + SUPERFREE Durham Dance Wave- Ecstatic Dance in Durham starting at 7:30-9:00pm The After Wave Music Sharing Taylor White: http://www.taylurk.com/ Taylor White [...]

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Partners Massage Techniques

Saturday, September 1st, 3 – 5:30pm 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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Bootstraps: An American Fable

Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th, 7:30 – 10pm 2 NIGHTS! August 25 and August 26. After playing to sold-out crowds last summer and a successful NYC premiere, BOOTSTRAPS returns to the Triangle - smarter, sharper, a direct love letter to the painful contractions that are birthing a new America. After clawing their way [...]

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Contact Improvisation Bring-a-Friend / Basics Class

Saturday, August 18th, 1:30 – 4pm This 2.5 hour class is designed to give a basic overview of the practice of contact improvisation and to get you ready to further explore the dance through jamming. More experienced students are invited to come with a newbie friend to help ease them into the practice. Beginners are [...]

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FLUSH – a film about poop.

FLUSH – a film about poop.

Saturday, August 25th, 1 – 3pm FLUSH - The Documentary is the surprising story of what happens after we “go," and a growing movement to change the way we think about waste. Filmmaker Karina Mangu-Ward wonders if the unprecedented damage from Superstorm Sandy, the drought out West, and the future of our food supply has [...]

read more
Shake Your Soul! A Yoga-Based Dance Experience!

Shake Your Soul! A Yoga-Based Dance Experience!

Saturday, August 18th, 11am – 12:15pm Shake Your Soul is a dance class where we practice moving from the inside, out. We'll take time to stretch our fascia (mostly on the ground) to begin the class. Then we'll come to standing and explore various movements. There will be periods of guided movement and times to [...]

read more
Third Friday Artwalk Gallery, Live music, Mircogreenery

Third Friday Artwalk Gallery, Live music, Mircogreenery

Friday, August 17th, 6 – 9pm We will have an open house highlighting: Artwork created and displayed by Taylor White + Catherine Kramer LIVE piano by Donovan Moran Nourishment provided by The Microgreenery + SUPERFREE Durham Dance Wave- Ecstatic Dance in Durham starting at 7:30-9:00pm The After Wave Music Sharing Taylor White: http://www.taylurk.com/ Taylor White [...]

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Partners Massage Techniques

Partners Massage Techniques

Saturday, September 1st, 3 – 5:30pm 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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Bootstraps: An American Fable

Bootstraps: An American Fable

Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th, 7:30 – 10pm 2 NIGHTS! August 25 and August 26. After playing to sold-out crowds last summer and a successful NYC premiere, BOOTSTRAPS returns to the Triangle - smarter, sharper, a direct love letter to the painful contractions that are birthing a new America. After clawing their way [...]

read more
Contact Improvisation Bring-a-Friend / Basics Class

Contact Improvisation Bring-a-Friend / Basics Class

Saturday, August 18th, 1:30 – 4pm This 2.5 hour class is designed to give a basic overview of the practice of contact improvisation and to get you ready to further explore the dance through jamming. More experienced students are invited to come with a newbie friend to help ease them into the practice. Beginners are [...]

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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

Sunday, June 24th, 3:30 – 6:00pm 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 we will perform in this intimate, inviting dance studio. All are welcome - social salsa dancers, dancers of all backgrounds and skills, people who just want to [...]

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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

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

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 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

August 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Brazilian Zouk Level…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
2
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
3
4
  • First Saturday Salsa…
5
  • Durham Dance Wave
6
  • Transformation Medit…
  • BollyX with Lara
  • Durham Dance Wave at…
7
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
  • Contact Improv Lab +…
  • Nourishment w Microg…
8
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
9
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
  • Cobo Salsa Social
10
11
  • Shaga Commuity Class…
12
  • Sunday Contact Impro…
13
  • Transformation Medit…
  • BollyX with Lara
  • Durham Dance Wave at…
14
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
  • Contact Improv Lab +…
  • Nourishment w Microg…
15
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
16
  • Acro & Handstand…
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
17
  • Durham Art Walk at L…
  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Nourishment w/ Frien…
  • The After Wave
18
  • Shake Your Soul! A Y…
  • Contact Improvisatio…
  • The Westie Party
  • West Coast Swing Wor…
19
  • Durham Dance Wave
20
  • Transformation Medit…
  • BollyX with Lara 100…
21
  • Awareness Through Mo…
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
  • Contact Improv Lab +…
  • Nourishment w Microg…
22
  • Triangle Zouk Fundam…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
23
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
  • James Cobo Salsa Soc…
24
25
  • "Flush" Do…
  • Bootstraps: An Ameri…
26
  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Orquestra GarDel
  • Bootstraps: An Ameri…
27
  • Transformation Medit…
  • BollyX with Lara
28
  • Awareness Through Mo…
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
  • Nourishment w Microg…
  • Contact Improv Lab +…
29
  • Triangle Zouk Fundam…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
30
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
31

FLUSH – a film about poop.

Saturday, August 25th, 1 – 3pm FLUSH - The Documentary is the surprising story of what happens after we “go," and a growing movement to change the way we think about waste. Filmmaker Karina Mangu-Ward wonders if the unprecedented damage from Superstorm Sandy, the drought out West, and the future of our food supply has [...]

read more

Awareness Through Movement: A Weekly Feldenkrais Class!

Tuesdays, 6 – 7pm 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 like walking, turning, rock climbing, playing a musical instrument, and getting up and down off the floor. Rather than pushing to exceed, strain, and [...]

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Shake Your Soul! A Yoga-Based Dance Experience!

Saturday, August 18th, 11am – 12:15pm Shake Your Soul is a dance class where we practice moving from the inside, out. We'll take time to stretch our fascia (mostly on the ground) to begin the class. Then we'll come to standing and explore various movements. There will be periods of guided movement and times to [...]

read more

Third Friday Artwalk Gallery, Live music, Mircogreenery

Friday, August 17th, 6 – 9pm We will have an open house highlighting: Artwork created and displayed by Taylor White + Catherine Kramer LIVE piano by Donovan Moran Nourishment provided by The Microgreenery + SUPERFREE Durham Dance Wave- Ecstatic Dance in Durham starting at 7:30-9:00pm The After Wave Music Sharing Taylor White: http://www.taylurk.com/ Taylor White [...]

read more

Partners Massage Techniques

Saturday, September 1st, 3 – 5:30pm 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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Contact Improv LAB & JAM on Tuesdays

Tuesdays in August, 7 – 9:30pm GENERAL: For the month of August we will LAB & JAM. Each Tuesdays will operate on the same timeline, and each will have a special flavor: 7:00 - LAB and Open Space - Each week will have a structured exploration of Contact Improvisation. Focus will include topics like weight [...]

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Triangle Zouk Fundamentals 6-Week Series!

Wednesdays, August 22nd – September 26th, 7:30 – 8:30pm Whether you're curious about Brazilian zouk, or wanting to learn this beautiful partner dance that can be danced to almost any music, here's your chance to dive in with us! This six-week series covers the fundamentals of Brazilian zouk connection and movement. You don't need a [...]

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Live Your Art Jam

Sunday, August 19th, 5 – 9pm After a brief interlude, your favourite local Multi-Creative Jam is back and better than ever! We will be celebrating holding these jams for a year since our first one in August 2017, and we hope you will help us celebrate. Join us Sunday August 19th from 5 until 9ish [...]

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Bootstraps: An American Fable

Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th, 7:30 – 10pm 2 NIGHTS! August 25 and August 26. After playing to sold-out crowds last summer and a successful NYC premiere, BOOTSTRAPS returns to the Triangle - smarter, sharper, a direct love letter to the painful contractions that are birthing a new America. After clawing their way [...]

read more

Contact Improvisation Bring-a-Friend / Basics Class

Saturday, August 18th, 1:30 – 4pm This 2.5 hour class is designed to give a basic overview of the practice of contact improvisation and to get you ready to further explore the dance through jamming. More experienced students are invited to come with a newbie friend to help ease them into the practice. Beginners are [...]

read more