Eddie Lathan

About The Teacher

[Sun Clad Presenter] – Eddy Lathan (aka damoN/Token/Dijon in some circles) is a multidisciplinary artist, performer and energy worker residing in Brooklyn, New York.  He is well versed in Urban Street style dances, along with various movement forms ranging from Yoga to Contemporary dance and even Capoeira. He studied, trained and danced with The Hip Hop Dance Conservatory & Repertory company (H+) in New York City from 2008 – 2013.  He also taught in Early Childhood Education as a teacher and dance instructor from 2010 to 2017.  In 2014, he mounted his first stage piece, “Unmasked”, as part of the second season of the Emerging Choreographer Series.  In 2015, he co-founded the “NuDance: Naked Movement & Dance” platform with Kyrill Tokarev (1983-2018).   Currently, Eddy performs, travels locally, nationally and internationally teaching NuDance classes, recently teaching workshops at the STRETCH Festival for Gay, Bi & Trans men in Berlin, Germany.  In addition, he is a company dancer for Dancers Unlimited NYC/Hawaii (https://duhawaii.com/), as well as a yoga & fitness trainer, and working with specialized groups and individuals in meditation, energy work and healing sessions.

 For more FAQ’S, info, videos and all things NuDance, visit www.nudance.nyc

SUN CLAD SESSIONS:

NuDance: Naked Movement & Dance

Class purpose, while simultaneously promoting body awareness, physical fitness and self confidence is to:

  • Instruct participants in basic dance elements and foundational understanding
  • Learn new movement and develop understanding of individual “Nu Technique”
  • Encourage healthy and respectable attitude toward ones own body
  • Have fun, learn cool moves, connect with self & others in a safe, judgement free environment

Class Includes, but not limited to:

  • Movement Introduction circle
  • ‘Elemental Xpression’ warm-up
  • Cross floor game & exercises
  • Call & Response improvisation exercise
  • ‘Nu Technique’ exercise
  • ‘Each One Teach One’ Cypher session
  • Partnered Improv
  • And more!

NuDance: Naked Energy & Meditative Movement 

 

Class purpose, while simultaneously promoting body positivity,  body acceptance, and self confidence is to help men:

  • Love & appreciate their bodies more
  • Develop healthy & respectable attitudes towards others bodies
  • Broaden self-awareness and vulnerability with other like-minded men
  • Learn to cultivate mind, breath & body connections
  • Create & discover beautiful movement together using energy, breath & movements

Focusing on oneself is first and foremost. Now, by being nude, this helps to “shed” layers, literally and metaphorically speaking. The idea of removing our “costumes”, AKA Clothes, further encourages ourselves to truly be honest within, especially within the exercises, in a safe, judgment-free, and instructor-led environment. Class includes:

  • Movement Introduction circle
  • Meditative movement & breath warm-ups
  • Mind to Body connection games & exercises
  • Call & Response exercise
  • Meditative movement improvisation 
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Partnered Bodywork cool down
  • And more!

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