the Living Arts Collective (LAC) is designed to foster artistic expression while creating a hub for the exchanging of resources, practices and ideas to develop socially progressive strategies for conscious living and cultural preservation through creative movement

we host classes, workshops, socials and performances while providing space for people to create, rehearse, teach and share ideas

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Special Events

Beyond the Edge: Alternative Body Disposition Practices

Saturday July 27th, 5:15pm - 6:00pm If the conventional American funeral and burial leave you cold, consider some of the alternatives: whole body / tissue donation to medical schools or body farms, green burial, wet cremation, and human composting. Anne Weston, founder of Green Burial Project, will help you see the advantages and possibilities of [...]

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New Orleans Second Line Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2 PM – 4 PM What is Second Line? During the 19th century, fraternal societies and organizations began to provide insurance for its members, specifically among the formerly enslaved and the children of the formerly enslaved. The organizations such as New Orleans Freedman’s Aid, began to host parades as neighborhood celebrations, to [...]

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Hip-Hop Basics

Third Saturdays: July 20 4:30 - 6:00pm, August 17 3:00 - 4:30pm, September 21 3:00 - 4:30pm Learn Hip-hop basics while also learning freestyle tactics with Jett Sett Third Saturdays: July 20 4:30 - 6:00pm August 17 3:00 - 4:30pm September 21 3:00 - 4:30pm All Ages & Abilities Welcome $5 per class Presented by [...]

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Beyond the Edge: Alternative Body Disposition Practices

Beyond the Edge: Alternative Body Disposition Practices

Saturday July 27th, 5:15pm - 6:00pm If the conventional American funeral and burial leave you cold, consider some of the alternatives: whole body / tissue donation to medical schools or body farms, green burial, wet cremation, and human composting. Anne Weston, founder of Green Burial Project, will help you see the advantages and possibilities of [...]

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New Orleans Second Line Workshop

New Orleans Second Line Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2 PM – 4 PM What is Second Line? During the 19th century, fraternal societies and organizations began to provide insurance for its members, specifically among the formerly enslaved and the children of the formerly enslaved. The organizations such as New Orleans Freedman’s Aid, began to host parades as neighborhood celebrations, to [...]

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Hip-Hop Basics

Hip-Hop Basics

Third Saturdays: July 20 4:30 - 6:00pm, August 17 3:00 - 4:30pm, September 21 3:00 - 4:30pm Learn Hip-hop basics while also learning freestyle tactics with Jett Sett Third Saturdays: July 20 4:30 - 6:00pm August 17 3:00 - 4:30pm September 21 3:00 - 4:30pm All Ages & Abilities Welcome $5 per class Presented by [...]

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Events

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

Calendar

July 2019

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  • BollyX with Lara
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
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  • CI Contact Improv - …
  • Sound Journey Breath…
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
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  • Masterclass with Kar…
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Living Room Open Mic
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  • First Saturday Salsa…
  • First Saturday Fusio…
  • 1st Saturday Fusion …
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Capoeira Angola (mar…
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
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  • BollyX with Lara
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
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  • CI Contact Improv - …
  • Salsa Summer Vibes
  • Sound Journey Breath…
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
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  • Tarot Study
  • Special Edition - Li…
  • Guided Meditation
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • 2nd Sunday Contact I…
  • Capoeira Angola (mar…
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
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  • BollyX with Lara
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
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  • CI Contact Improv - …
  • Salsa Summer Vibes
  • Sound Journey Breath…
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
  • AcroYoga Jam
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  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Third Friday Art Gal…
  • Living Room Open Mic
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  • New Orleans Second L…
  • Hip-Hop Basics
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • 3rd SundayCommunity …
  • Capoeira Angola (mar…
  • West African Dance C…
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  • BollyX with Lara
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
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  • CI Contact Improv - …
  • Salsa Summer Vibes
  • Sound Journey Breath…
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
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  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
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  • Soulcentric Purpose …
  • Beyond the Edge: Alt…
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
  • Living Arts Ecstatic…
  • Capoeira Angola (mar…
  • 4th Sundays Salsa Da…
  • Djembe FUNdamentals …
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  • BollyX with Lara
  • Aikido Body Art Move…
30
  • CI Contact Improv - …
  • Last Tuesday Monthly…
  • Salsa Summer Vibes
  • Sound Journey Breath…
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  • Sahaja S p a c e Pop…
  • International Folk D…
  • Wednesday Zouk Socia…

The Art of Flower Essences

Saturday August 31st, 12:00pm - 3:00pm Plants hold keys to healing on many levels, and flower essences are one of the most gentle yet potent forms of medicine the plant realm offers. Working on the subtlest level, they gently open and transform our patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior into alignment. So elegant and simple [...]

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New Orleans Second Line Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2 PM – 4 PM What is Second Line? During the 19th century, fraternal societies and organizations began to provide insurance for its members, specifically among the formerly enslaved and the children of the formerly enslaved. The organizations such as New Orleans Freedman’s Aid, began to host parades as neighborhood celebrations, to [...]

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HIGH TIDE

Saturday June 29, 10 PM – 3 AM High Tide is a collection of DJ's vendors and creatives mixing everything from house music to afrobeats, soulection vibez, hip hop, reggaeton and baile funk. Really anything that gets the body moving! A new dance party at Living Arts Collective on 410 W Geer St, Durham NC [...]

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Soulcentric Purpose Workshop

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM  “What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?”—David Whyte How do we hear the mysterious call of what is wanting to emerge in our lives? What does it mean to live in service to one’s [...]

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Global Underscore Practice

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 5 PM – 8:30 PM Join practitioners all over the world on June 22nd for the Global Underscore! The Underscore will be facilitated by Toni Craige, an experienced contact dancer and practitioner of the Underscore. Toni has been practicing the Underscore in Northampton, Massachusetts this past semester in a group [...]

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A Midsummer Night’s Fusion

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:30 PM – 1 AM [Brought to you by LAC Fusion and RDU Blues Fusion crews] Summer Solstice—the longest day and shortest night of the year. The revels of Spring have come and gone, leaving echoes of laughter on the wind. The seeds in our garden - both personal and [...]

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On Time In Time

Thursday June 6, 8-9:30pm Sunday June 9, 8-9:30pm "On Time In Time" is a spatially adventurous film program about time. With three screens, a dozen films more than 100 years old, and special music, this is Durham Cinematheque's big show of 2019. There's plenty of room, it's air conditioned, and chairs are provided! This entertaining [...]

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Qoya: Power of Pleasure

Sunday June, 30 5-7pm Qoya, which means "Queen," in Quechua, is a unique movement practice which blends dance, yoga and sensual movement. 2hrs of part sacred ceremony and part dance party! Through movement we remember: we remember our essence is Wise, Wild, and Free. Wise draws upon the ancient wisdom of yoga. Wild represents the [...]

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House of Pleasure: A Day Long Retreat For Black Folks

Center Blackness. Center Pleasure. Center Black Pleasure. Come join us for a day long retreat to practice centering our BLACK pleasure as an act of freedom! The space will reveal the erotic energy found in every moment, give you access to more pleasure in your body, and teach you new ways to have a pleasure [...]

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Hip-Hop Basics

Third Saturdays: July 20 4:30 - 6:00pm, August 17 3:00 - 4:30pm, September 21 3:00 - 4:30pm Learn Hip-hop basics while also learning freestyle tactics with Jett Sett Third Saturdays: July 20 4:30 - 6:00pm August 17 3:00 - 4:30pm September 21 3:00 - 4:30pm All Ages & Abilities Welcome $5 per class Presented by [...]

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