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4 days workshop:
Ferus Animi // Terra Nova is a movement research practice, built around the application of modern physiological, cognitive and neuroscientific understanding into supplementary training methodologies for cross disciplinary movers and craftspersons. In our research we explore many aspects of human evolutionary physiology, including the Roles of the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System States, Imagery and Imagination, Environmental Adaptation in Action, the Circadian Rhythm and Chronotypes, the roles of Play, Failure and the Reward Centres in Cognitive and Motor Learning, the Sensory and Motor Homunculi, and the concepts of Neuroplasticity and Tensegrity, as well as taking anthropological and philosophical examinations of our modern training habits and lifestyles. Our workshops are appropriate for anyone looking to supplement their practice with new perspectives and tools.
Tomislav English is a co-founder of movement research collective Ferus Animi // Terra Nova, a group of cross disciplinary artists and scientists researching in the field of human evolutionary physiology and environmental adaptation, through both a scientific and artistic lens. Tomislav’s personal practice is informed by research under the teachings of GrandMaster Tae Yong Lee (TGMS), Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Frucek (Fighting Monkey Practice), Cameron Shayne (Budokon), Professor Gui Arashiro (BJJ), David Zambrano, Moshé Feldenkrais, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Kristin Linklater, Bruno Caverna, Ido Portal, Wim Hof and the research of neuroplastician Norman Doidge MD, in addition to academic research through The University of Oxford (Department of Psychiatry, Department for Continuing Education), Royal Holloway University of London, England Rugby (RFU), London Contemporary Dance School, The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Oxford School of Drama (Trinity College London) and Barça Universitas (FC Barcelona).
Tina Afiyan-Breiova, her personal practice is informed by research under the teachings of David Zambrano, Chrysa Parkinson, Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Frucek, Salva Sanchis, Hannes Langolf, Julyen Hamilton, Yoko Ando, Coral Ortega, and her time as a student at P.A.R.T.S. University in Brussels.