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

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Special Events

Shaga Community Class at LAC

Saturday, August 11th, 4 – 6pm 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 interested in liberating their body & their mind. In this 2 hour workshop we begin with an hour Shaga [...]

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Feldenkrais Workshop with Paul McAndrew

Saturday, July 21st, 10 – 11:30am AWAKENING THE SPINE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD with Paul J McAndrew, PT and Feldenkrais practioner. Learn fluid, stable movement patterns, increasing control and suppleness, vertabrae by vertebrae. Feldenkrais classes emphasize learning to develop more refined movement patterns, designed to bring you more grace, flow, and power - [...]

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Summer Swing Dance Class + Ragweed Brass Band LIVE at the LAC !

Sunday, July 22nd, 5 – 9pm Come out to the LAC for a special live music performance by our extra talented friends of the Ragweed Brass Band! Come early (5pm) for a special East Coast Swing/Charleston Mash Up dance class taught by LAC space curator/founder and master of contagious dance energy Aubrey Griffith-Zill –– class [...]

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Shaga Community Class at LAC

Shaga Community Class at LAC

Saturday, August 11th, 4 – 6pm 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 interested in liberating their body & their mind. In this 2 hour workshop we begin with an hour Shaga [...]

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Feldenkrais Workshop with Paul McAndrew

Feldenkrais Workshop with Paul McAndrew

Saturday, July 21st, 10 – 11:30am AWAKENING THE SPINE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD with Paul J McAndrew, PT and Feldenkrais practioner. Learn fluid, stable movement patterns, increasing control and suppleness, vertabrae by vertebrae. Feldenkrais classes emphasize learning to develop more refined movement patterns, designed to bring you more grace, flow, and power - [...]

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Summer Swing Dance Class + Ragweed Brass Band LIVE at the LAC !

Summer Swing Dance Class + Ragweed Brass Band LIVE at the LAC !

Sunday, July 22nd, 5 – 9pm Come out to the LAC for a special live music performance by our extra talented friends of the Ragweed Brass Band! Come early (5pm) for a special East Coast Swing/Charleston Mash Up dance class taught by LAC space curator/founder and master of contagious dance energy Aubrey Griffith-Zill –– class [...]

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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

July 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Durham Dance Wave
  • DRUM OR DIE: Djembe …
  • Dance Workshops with…
2
  • Transformation Medit…
  • BollyX with Lara
3
  • Contact Improvisatio…
4
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
5
  • Drills Make Skills A…
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
  • Acro Jam
6
7
  • First Saturday Salsa…
8
  • Durham Dance Wave
  • DRUM OR DIE: Djembe …
  • Dance Workshops with…
9
  • Transformation Medit…
  • BollyX with Lara
  • Durham Dance Wave at…
  • Durham Dance Wave at…
10
  • Jammin' July at…
11
  • Brazilian Zouk Level…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
12
  • Plants, Ceremony,&am…
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
  • Cobo Salsa Social
13
14
  • Durham Bodywork Comm…
  • Authentic Roots: Fro…
15
  • Durham Dance Wave
  • DRUM OR DIE: Djembe …
  • Dance Workshops with…
16
  • Transformation Medit…
  • BollyX with Lara
  • Durham Dance Wave
17
  • Jammin' July at…
18
  • Brazilian Zouk Level…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
19
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
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21
  • Feldenkrais Workshop…
  • The Westie Party
  • West Coast Swing Wor…
22
  • Durham Dance Wave
  • Summer Swing Dance C…
23
  • Transformation Medit…
  • BollyX with Lara
24
  • Jammin' July at…
25
  • Brazilian Zouk Level…
  • International Folk D…
  • Zouk Night Practica …
26
  • Acro Jam at Living A…
  • James Cobo Salsa Soc…
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  • Durham Dance Wave
30
  • Transformation Medit…
  • BollyX with Lara
31
  • Jammin' July at…

Shaga Community Class at LAC

Saturday, August 11th, 4 – 6pm 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 interested in liberating their body & their mind. In this 2 hour workshop we begin with an hour Shaga [...]

read more

Feldenkrais Workshop with Paul McAndrew

Saturday, July 21st, 10 – 11:30am AWAKENING THE SPINE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD with Paul J McAndrew, PT and Feldenkrais practioner. Learn fluid, stable movement patterns, increasing control and suppleness, vertabrae by vertebrae. Feldenkrais classes emphasize learning to develop more refined movement patterns, designed to bring you more grace, flow, and power - [...]

read more

Brazilian Zouk Level 2: Traveling and Shaping!

Wednesdays, July 11th – August 1st, 7:30 – 8:30pm *downstairs studio* In this four-week series, you will explore ways of traveling in zouk and how to use shaping to add dynamics and expression to your dance. This series is suitable for anyone who has completed an introductory series in Brazilian zouk or has comparable experience. [...]

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Jammin’ July at LAC – CI Jams on Tuesdays

Tuesdays, July 10th – July 31st, 7 – 9pm 6:45 - Space Opens 7:00 - Beginners Orientation and Open Space - Toni Craige will lead an informal mini-class/ orientation for those who are new to contact improvisation or want a refresher in the form. Others are welcome to come and warm up/socialize (as long as [...]

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Summer Swing Dance Class + Ragweed Brass Band LIVE at the LAC !

Sunday, July 22nd, 5 – 9pm Come out to the LAC for a special live music performance by our extra talented friends of the Ragweed Brass Band! Come early (5pm) for a special East Coast Swing/Charleston Mash Up dance class taught by LAC space curator/founder and master of contagious dance energy Aubrey Griffith-Zill –– class [...]

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The After Wave

Last Fridays, 9:30pm June 29th / July 27th / August 24th This is a safe space to explore creative evolution. PS !! SUPERFREE food will be available for sale to replenish your body and mind. fully charged plant based superfood goodness to fuel your whole being. nom.

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Plants Ceremony, & Sound An Evening W/ Inner Space Journeys & SoundVHealing

Thursday, July 12th, 7 – 9:30pm Plants, Ceremony, & Sound: An Evening with Inner Space Journeys & Sound Vibration Healing Why do you call it sacred? What is a sacred plant medicine? Sacred means blessed, sanctified, to consecrate and dedicate our actions to a higher source or higher level of unfolding, to regard with reverence, [...]

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Transformation Meditation

Mondays in July 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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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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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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