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

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Special Events

Dance Workshops with Solo Sana in Durham, NC!

Saturday, June 30th, 2 – 4pm Sunday, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 6:30 – 8:30pm Solo Sana will be in Durham, NC for a month teaching 4 dance workshops at Living Arts Collective: Saturday June 30 2:00-4:00 Sunday July 1 6:30-8:30 Sunday July 8 6:30-8:30 Sunday July 15 6:30-8:30 Solo will be accompanied by Atiba Rorie [...]

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Source Flow: Creative Pathways to Inquiry

Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 from 7:30- 9:30, Contact Jam, Tuesday June 26 from 7:00 – 9:30 Come explore aspects of contact improvisation, movement and theater improvisation, Body-Mind Centering and Authentic Movement. Opening pathways to the source of our creativity and imagination through embodiment. Come play, enjoy, and have fun with others. It requires no [...]

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CBDC Salsa 2nd & 4th Thursday at LAC

Thursday, June 14th, 9:30pm – 12am Join us for CoboBrothers Salsa Thursdays at LAC!!! Beautiful spacious dance floor for a night of Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba to get the weekend started!! LOCATION: - Living Arts Collective Center (LAC): 410W Geer St, Durham ( 5 minute drive from DPAC) EVENING ITINERARY (21 and Over): - 9:30p [...]

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Dance Workshops with Solo Sana in Durham, NC!

Dance Workshops with Solo Sana in Durham, NC!

Saturday, June 30th, 2 – 4pm Sunday, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 6:30 – 8:30pm Solo Sana will be in Durham, NC for a month teaching 4 dance workshops at Living Arts Collective: Saturday June 30 2:00-4:00 Sunday July 1 6:30-8:30 Sunday July 8 6:30-8:30 Sunday July 15 6:30-8:30 Solo will be accompanied by Atiba Rorie [...]

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Source Flow: Creative Pathways to Inquiry

Source Flow: Creative Pathways to Inquiry

Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 from 7:30- 9:30, Contact Jam, Tuesday June 26 from 7:00 – 9:30 Come explore aspects of contact improvisation, movement and theater improvisation, Body-Mind Centering and Authentic Movement. Opening pathways to the source of our creativity and imagination through embodiment. Come play, enjoy, and have fun with others. It requires no [...]

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CBDC Salsa 2nd & 4th Thursday at LAC

CBDC Salsa 2nd & 4th Thursday at LAC

Thursday, June 14th, 9:30pm – 12am Join us for CoboBrothers Salsa Thursdays at LAC!!! Beautiful spacious dance floor for a night of Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba to get the weekend started!! LOCATION: - Living Arts Collective Center (LAC): 410W Geer St, Durham ( 5 minute drive from DPAC) EVENING ITINERARY (21 and Over): - 9:30p [...]

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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

DRUM OR DIE: Djembe FUNdamentals for Adults & Mature Youth

Sundays through July 15th (skipping June 17th) 5 – 6:30pm 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 the [...]

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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

June 2018

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  • First Saturday Salsa…
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  • Durham Dance Wave
  • DRUM OR DIE: Djembe …
  • Music of the Heart
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  • BollyX with Lara
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  • Melodic Breathing Me…
  • Source Flow: Creativ…
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  • Triangle Zouk Fundam…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
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  • “Again, but this tim…
  • Dance Wave in the Pa…
  • Dance Wave in The Pa…
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  • Durham Bodywork Comm…
  • “Again, but this tim…
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  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Sunday CI Jam at LAC…
  • DRUM OR DIE: Djembe …
  • “Again, but this tim…
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  • BollyX with Lara *do…
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  • Source Flow: Creativ…
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
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  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
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  • Drills Make Skills A…
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
  • Cobo Salsa Social
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  • Improvisation and Ph…
  • "Ingrain"
  • Durham Dance Wave
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  • The Westie Party Pre…
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  • Durham Dance Wave
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  • Transformation Medit…
  • BollyX with Lara
  • Durham Dance Wave!
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  • Source Flow: Creativ…
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
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  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
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  • Drills Make Skills A…
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
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  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Orquesta GarDel
  • DRUM OR DIE: Djembe …
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  • Transformation Medit…
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  • Melodic Breathing Me…
  • Tuesday CI Jam at LA…
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  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
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  • Drills Make Skills A…
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
  • James Cobo Salsa Soc…
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  • Dance Workshops with…

Dance Workshops with Solo Sana in Durham, NC!

Saturday, June 30th, 2 – 4pm Sunday, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 6:30 – 8:30pm Solo Sana will be in Durham, NC for a month teaching 4 dance workshops at Living Arts Collective: Saturday June 30 2:00-4:00 Sunday July 1 6:30-8:30 Sunday July 8 6:30-8:30 Sunday July 15 6:30-8:30 Solo will be accompanied by Atiba Rorie [...]

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Transformation Meditation

Monday, June 18th, 12:15 – 1:15pm Join me for a lunch time meditation practice to awaken your inner landscape, connect with your body & transform the way you experience being. This meditation isn't about sitting like a statue or struggling to arrest your thoughts. You will move into a peace filled release of stagnant emotions, [...]

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July Contact Improvisation Basics at LAC

July 3rd 7-9pm: Bring-a-Friend class. July 10th-24th 7-9pm: 3 Week CI Basics Series. July 31st 7-9:30pm: Community Jam with live music July is the time to get started or refresh your practice of Contact Improvisation! The month will give you a sense of the basics and will open up the world of jamming and more [...]

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Drills Make Skills Acro Series

Thursday, June 14th, 21st, 28th, 6:30 – 7:30pm We're starting our new all levels acro series. Designed to help you build skills that apply to all of your favorite types of acro! Jam to follow 7:30 – 9:30!

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Dance Wave in the Park!

Friday, June 8th, 8 – 9:30pm We are DANCING OUTSIDE this Friday ✨Join us! In light and support of the PLAYlist Concert Series at Durham Central Park we invite you to come early to move to the French-Columbian sounds of Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s music that is healing, comforting, and funky from 6-8pm. After which Living Arts [...]

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Source Flow: Creative Pathways to Inquiry

Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 from 7:30- 9:30, Contact Jam, Tuesday June 26 from 7:00 – 9:30 Come explore aspects of contact improvisation, movement and theater improvisation, Body-Mind Centering and Authentic Movement. Opening pathways to the source of our creativity and imagination through embodiment. Come play, enjoy, and have fun with others. It requires no [...]

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Tuesday CI Jam at LAC! June Edition

Tuesday, June 26th, 7 – 9:30pm The space is open at 7:00pm, and there will be an opening circle at 7:30pm and a closing circle at 9:15pm. Live music by John Osburn, a professional musician for dancers who has played for universities and for the summer school at the American Dance Festival (bio below). You [...]

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Documentary showing- “Earthlings”

Sunday, May 20th, 8 – 9:30pm Known as the most powerful documentary ever made, I like to show this film once a year or so, to share with others, but also to remind myself... It concerns maybe the largest, yet most hidden aspect of our daily lives. "The definitive animal rights movie. EARTHLINGS is a [...]

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Music of the Heart

Sunday, June 3, 6:30 – 8:30pm “My music is my thought, and my thought is my emotion; the deeper I dive into the ocean of feeling, the more beautiful are the pearls I bring forth in the form of melodies.” ~~Hazrat Inayat Khan There is indeed a Music of the Heart; a subtle, ever changing [...]

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CBDC Salsa 2nd & 4th Thursday at LAC

Thursday, June 14th, 9:30pm – 12am Join us for CoboBrothers Salsa Thursdays at LAC!!! Beautiful spacious dance floor for a night of Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba to get the weekend started!! LOCATION: - Living Arts Collective Center (LAC): 410W Geer St, Durham ( 5 minute drive from DPAC) EVENING ITINERARY (21 and Over): - 9:30p [...]

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