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

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Special Events

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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Again, but this time with feeling

Thursday, June 7th – Sunday, June 10th, 8 – 9 pm In a new group work called "Again, but this time with feeling", Anna Barker of real.live.people applies her signature dance-theater style to the human experience of failure. This production marks the third evening-length work by real.live.people, following her successful 2016 production "FEATURE PRESENTATION" and [...]

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Tonal Agility: Push – Reach – Pull in Contact Improvisation

Tuesdays, May 1st – 29th, 7 – 9pm PUSH - REACH - PULL in Contact Improvisation Class Focus: Develop a broader vocabulary of movements through the lens of Push, Reach and Pull. Dynamic range is a result of playing between the states of moving away and moving toward. Accessing this range adds spice to our [...]

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Music of the Heart

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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Again, but this time with feeling

Again, but this time with feeling

Thursday, June 7th – Sunday, June 10th, 8 – 9 pm In a new group work called "Again, but this time with feeling", Anna Barker of real.live.people applies her signature dance-theater style to the human experience of failure. This production marks the third evening-length work by real.live.people, following her successful 2016 production "FEATURE PRESENTATION" and [...]

read more
Tonal Agility: Push – Reach – Pull in Contact Improvisation

Tonal Agility: Push – Reach – Pull in Contact Improvisation

Tuesdays, May 1st – 29th, 7 – 9pm PUSH - REACH - PULL in Contact Improvisation Class Focus: Develop a broader vocabulary of movements through the lens of Push, Reach and Pull. Dynamic range is a result of playing between the states of moving away and moving toward. Accessing this range adds spice to our [...]

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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

Djembe FUNdamentals – Adults & Mature Youth

Sunday, May 20th 6 – 8:30pm 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 basic techniques to enjoy [...]

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Orquestra GarlDel Monthly Residency

Sunday, April 22nd, May 27th, and June 24th 3:00 – 5:30pm 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 [...]

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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

May 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Tonal Agility: Push …
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
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  • Triangle Zouk Fundam…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
3
  • Pass the Flyer Acro …
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
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  • First Saturday Salsa…
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  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
7
  • BollyX with Lara
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  • Tonal Agility: Push …
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
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  • Triangle Zouk Fundam…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
10
  • Acro and handstand c…
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
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  • Durham Bodywork Comm…
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  • Connect with the Inn…
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
14
  • BollyX with Lara
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  • Tonal Agility: Push …
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
16
  • Triangle Zouk Fundam…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
17
  • Acro & Handstand…
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
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19
  • West Coast Swing Wor…
20
  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
  • Documentary Showing …
21
  • BollyX with Lara
22
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
  • Tonal Agility: Push …
23
  • Triangle Zouk Fundam…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
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  • Bring Your Own Begin…
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
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  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Orquesta GarDel
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
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  • BollyX with Lara
29
  • Tonal Agility: Push …
  • Melodic Breathing Me…
30
  • Triangle Zouk Fundam…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
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  • Acro Jam at Living A…

Bring Your Own Beginner Acro Class

Thursday, May 24th, 7:30 – 8:30pm We were all beginners once. We often hear that what people love about our Triangle Acro community was how they were welcomed with warmth, support, safe space, and encouragement when they were starting out. In this very special class, we invite you to "Bring Your Own Beginner" and pay [...]

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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! May Edition

Tuesday, May 29th, 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 Thursday at LAC

Thursday, April 26th, 9:30pm – 12am Join us for CoboBrothers Salsa Thursdays at LAC!!! It's been almost a year since we have been there -- 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 [...]

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First Saturday Fusion Dance at Living Arts *downstairs studio*

Saturday, June 2nd, 9pm – 12am Let's get our dance on! 1st Saturday in June at the Living Arts Collective. Dance 9 - 11:30p First set DJ TBA Second set DJ TBA *Please note the dance will be in the downstairs studio! This studio has a yummy sprung cork floor, powerful sound system, and good [...]

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Again, but this time with feeling

Thursday, June 7th – Sunday, June 10th, 8 – 9 pm In a new group work called "Again, but this time with feeling", Anna Barker of real.live.people applies her signature dance-theater style to the human experience of failure. This production marks the third evening-length work by real.live.people, following her successful 2016 production "FEATURE PRESENTATION" and [...]

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Triangle Zouk Fundamentals 6-Week Series!

Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30pm, May 2nd – June 6th 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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Tonal Agility: Push – Reach – Pull in Contact Improvisation

Tuesdays, May 1st – 29th, 7 – 9pm PUSH - REACH - PULL in Contact Improvisation Class Focus: Develop a broader vocabulary of movements through the lens of Push, Reach and Pull. Dynamic range is a result of playing between the states of moving away and moving toward. Accessing this range adds spice to our [...]

read more