Our parking is in front of and behind the Living Arts Collective, as well as in the small lot directly across the street from Blue Point Yoga, but there are many other lots which you can park in.

Referencing the map below, the green areas have all been approved with owners of buildings for after hours parking only. There is also street parking all over the Central Park district and two hour parking in some residential areas to the south west.

 

Baay Bia Show

Baay Bia Show

Friday, May 24th, 10p – 12a $20 entry Senegal’s premier griot rapper, Baay Bia brings ancient West African storytelling traditions to the global hip hop stage. His voice launched onto the world music scene, writing and arranging each song on his first album, Nation, winning the 2002 Senegalese Hip Hop awards. Tours of Senegal with [...]

Community Accountability for Consent Violations

Community Accountability for Consent Violations

Saturday, May 25th, 1 – 4p Workshop will be limited to 20 attendees. Join us May 25 from 1:00-4:00 at Living Arts Collective in Durham to explore community accountability for consent violations. This workshop will explore community accountability in flow arts, ecstatic dance, and other small, tight-knit communities when boundaries will inevitably be crossed. Attendees [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hip-Hop Classes With Jett Sett

Hip-Hop Classes With Jett Sett Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm Learn Hip-hop basics while also learning freestyle tactics. Class (3:00-4:30pm) Open session afterwards! (4:30-5:00pm) Ages: 8-15 $10 per class Presented by Living Arts Collective 410 W Geer St. Durham, NC 27701 To register/have questions please contact: (919) 402-6357

West African Master Classes

LET’S DANCE!! Matriarch Dance Co. will be co-hosting a West African Dance class on June 8th at Living Arts Collective located at 410 West Geer St., Durham, NC 27701. Matriarch Dance Co. will be leading classes from 3PM to 4:15pm & 4:30 to 5:45pm. Read the information below for further details -You can register through MatriarchDanceCo.com [...]

Tarot Study

Fridays, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, 6 – 7p We will gather monthly to discuss, contemplate and learn techniques for intuitive tarot reading. All levels of experience are welcome. We will explore the archetypes, use of symbolism in the tarot, and get to know the arcanas, four suits, court cards, & numerology embedded in [...]

Djembe FUNdamentals – Intermediate Level for Adults & Mature Youth

Sundays through May 19th, 7 – 8:30p Welcome! This class is for drummers with previous Djembe training who seek a higher level of instruction. If you are advanced beyond the beginner material and seek more challenging tempos, accompaniments, & phrases if you have studied, but life has often pulled you from the drummer's path if [...]

Emergent Inquiry Monthly Practice Group

Thursday, May 9th and June 13th, 7 – 8:30p This contemplative, somatic, and soul-oriented monthly practice group invites participants into an ongoing exploration of our unfolding initiatory journeys, featuring guided individual inquiries, paired processes, and optional opportunities for working directly with the class facilitator. Drawing on meditative traditions, depth psychology, understandings of soul-centric human development, [...]

Afro-Perumba Dance Class!

Thursdays starting in May, 7:15 – 8:15p Cardio Dance Class with Marcos Napa, formerly of Peru's premier dance and music troupe Peru Negro, combines different Afro-Peruvian dances plus choreography for a full hour of fun! Come dressed for exercise and ready to move! All levels welcome. Thursday evenings beginning in May!

Guided Meditation

Every Second Friday, 10 – 11p Join Me AFTER DANCE Second Friday's for a relaxing and trance-formative guided meditation. A visualization journey to soothe your nervous system and introduce you to your inner landscape. Come connect, explore, relax, center, & awaken! All are welcome! $5-$25 suggested donation.

Baay Bia Show

Friday, May 24th, 10p – 12a $20 entry Senegal’s premier griot rapper, Baay Bia brings ancient West African storytelling traditions to the global hip hop stage. His voice launched onto the world music scene, writing and arranging each song on his first album, Nation, winning the 2002 Senegalese Hip Hop awards. Tours of Senegal with [...]

Djembe FUNdamentals – DUNUN for Adults & Mature Youth

Sundays, April 14th – May 19th, 5 – 6:30p Welcome to Djembe FUNdamentals In Africa life moves to the beat. Make rhythm the soundtrack of YOUR life. This 6 week course will focus on the DUNUN family of drums from West Africa, our specific focus will be on village style playing. Using the music of [...]

Dark Side of the Rainbow

Friday, May 31st, 10p – 12a Dark Side of the Rainbow – also known as Dark Side of Oz or The Wizard of Floyd – refers to the pairing of the 1973 Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon with the visual portion of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. This produces [...]

Community Accountability for Consent Violations

Saturday, May 25th, 1 – 4p Workshop will be limited to 20 attendees. Join us May 25 from 1:00-4:00 at Living Arts Collective in Durham to explore community accountability for consent violations. This workshop will explore community accountability in flow arts, ecstatic dance, and other small, tight-knit communities when boundaries will inevitably be crossed. Attendees [...]

Community Dance Wave

Saturday, May 25th and June 29th 10 – 11:30a DURHAM FARMER'S MARKET Monthly community dance wave is a FREE event hosted by the Living Arts Collective (and friends) at the Durham Central Park in collaboration with the Durham Farmers' Market and the Durham Ecstatic Dance (LAC) community on last Saturdays. This conscious dance experience creates [...]

Triangle Zouk Fundamentals Level 1 Series!

Wednesdays in May, 7:30 – 8:30p 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 five-week series covers the fundamentals of Brazilian zouk connection and movement. You don't need a partner, but feel [...]

Living Room Open Mic

The Living Room is a monthly - First Friday - open stage for performing and sharing un-amplified music and spoken word at the Living Arts Collective. (Located down the ramp next to Cocoa Cinnamon) Come at 9pm at the close of the Friday night dance wave to put your name in the hat if you [...]

Queer Ecstatic Dance at Living Arts Collective

Sunday, June 30th, 7 – 9p Queer Ecstatic Dance at Living Arts Collective Sunday June 30, 7-9 pm Living Arts Collective presents a new space for LGBTQIA+ MOVEment! Queer Ecstatic Dance creates a space to put your body in motion, in whatever way feels best. We focus on letting go of how dance "should look" [...]

Heart Centered Permaculture

Saturday, April 27th and May 25th, 6 – 9p Gardeners, Wild Ones, Dancers, Plant People, Troublemakers, Earth Grievers, & All Eternal Beginners: let us root in the deep soil of Living Arts Collective and together become a forest dark and kind enough for endangered questions waiting too long at the margins to enter our hearts [...]

Mettlesome Kids

Thursdays, April 11th through May 16th, 4 – 6p Spirited! Courageous! Willing to face the unexpected! To be a Mettlesome Kid is to be willing to express yourself and share your creative spirit. Our program puts young people in the director’s chair. Over the course of six weeks, the Mettlesome Kids work in small teams [...]

Triangle Zouk Series: Level 2!

Wednesdays in April, 7:30 – 8:30p *movement studio* In this four-week series, we will build on concepts learned in Level 1, adding vocabulary and expression to enrich our zouk! To take this series, you must have completed a Level 1 Series with us or equivalent. Please contact us with any questions. Tickets include entrance to [...]

Contact Improv CI – Summer 2019

Tuesdays, 6 – 7:50p Cost: $7-20 (sliding scale) **No one turned away for lack of funds. Please reach out if you need a sliding scale rate.** Dates/Times: Tuesdays, 6 - 7:50 pm Location: Living Arts Collective Check out our collaborative CI Summer Schedule: _______________ Month of MAY: Curious about the improvisational qualities of Contact Improvisation? [...]

2nd Sunday Contact Improvisation Jam

Every second Sunday of the month, 2 – 4pm 2nd Sunday Contact Improvisation Jam Cost: $10 Sustainable Rate (Sliding scale $7-$20) *no one turned away for lack of funds Jam Description: An open level contact improvisation jam. In the opening and closing circles, we will introduce ourselves and participants to each other and standard guidelines [...]

Qoya: Wise, Wild, and Free

Sunday, May 26, 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 [...]

SHAGA Community Class!

Wednesdays, starting February 20th, 6 – 7p Back by popular demand, our Weekly Community Shaga Class kicks off Wednesday, February 20th, at Living Arts Collective! 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 [...]

OUSIA Essence of Ecstatic Dance

FIRST Fridays, 6:30 – 7:20p Whether this is your first dance or your 32133rd, this is a welcoming way to enter into the Ecstatic Dance experience. Explore the framework of improvisational possibilities within this creative arts container. Gain communication & interaction skills while navigating a "wordfree" space. Bring to light our individual and group dynamics [...]

Contact Improv – Last Tuesday CI JAM

Last Tuesdays of the month, 6 – 7:50p Join us for our monthly CI Jam at the Living Arts, part of our semester of Contact Improvisation! On the last Tuesday of each month, the class opens up to a jam where we invite in the larger community to dance, play, and move with us. **This [...]

Ecstatic Dance Wave

Fridays 7:30p – 9:30p, Sundays 11:11a –1:11p Experience authentic self-expression in a safe space free of judgment & instruction. This weekly ecstatic dance event offers an opportunity to explore delicious states of being from stillness to unfettered wildness through self-directed free form movement in community. The 90 minute practice takes us on a movement journey [...]

First Saturday Fusion Dance

First Saturdays of every month, 8p – 12a **EVERY FIRST SATURDAY**When: First Saturday of each month!$7-15 sliding scale8pm Lesson: Alix WickerDJs: Candace Bae, others TBDWhere: In the LAC Movement Studio (downstairs). This studio has a yummy sprung cork floor, powerful sound system, good vibes and new lighting!Enter: *down the ramp next to Cocoa CinnamonPost below [...]

Aikido Body Art Movement

Akidio, adults and teens : Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 – 8:30p Sword drawing : Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30p

Fully Clothed Sacred Sexual Awakening & Healing® for Women

Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd, 10a – 5p *movement studio* Your sexual energy is your most potent untapped resource. When you heal and celebrate your sexuality, you revitalize your entire LIFE! ♥ Reignite your innate sensuality♥ Heal personal, lineage, & cultural trauma♥ Reclaim your juicy vitality and passionate aliveness♥ Activate your next level [...]