Workshop Details Ferus Animi // Terra Nova with Tomislav English and Tina Afiyan Breiova

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Ferus Animi // Terra Nova with Tomislav English and Tina Afiyan Breiova Ferus Animi // Terra Nova with Tomislav English and Tina Afiyan Breiova
Tomislav English and Tina Afiyan Breiova Apr 8, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019; Mon - Fri

11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Workshop Description

The workshop will be an intensive introduction to Ferus Animi // Terra Nova, our movement research practice, built around the application of modern physiological, cognitive and neuroscientific understanding into a supplementary, cross disciplinary training methodology for craftspersons from any background. In the workshop we will explore many aspects of human evolutionary physiology, including the Roles of the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System, Environmental Adaptation in Action, the Circadian Rhythm and Chronotypes, the role of Failure in Cognitive and Motor Learning, the Sensory and Motor Homunculi, and the concepts of Neuroplasticity and Tensegrity, as well as taking philosophical examinations of our modern training habits and lifestyles.

This workshop will be lead by Tina Afiyan Breiova and Tomislav English. Tomislav's personal practice is informed by ongoing research in and under the research and teachings of Fighting Monkey Practice (Linda Kapetanea/Jozef Frucek), GrandMaster Tae Yong Lee, Wim Hof, Cameron Shayne, David Zambrano, Moshé Feldenkrais, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Kristin Linklater, Bruno Caverna, Ido Portal, and the writings of 'Neuroplastician' Norman Doidge, in addition to academic research through The University of Oxford (Department of Psychiatry, Department for Continuing Education), Royal Holloway University of London (Department of Drama and Theatre), England Rugby (RFU) and Barça Universitas (FC Barcelona). Tina‘s 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.

This workshop is open to vocational movers from all ages and backgrounds. In the past we have welcomed participants from vocations including dance, martial arts, yoga, athletics, theatre, somatic therapy, manual therapy, running, physiotherapy, craftwork, and professional sports. If you are not sure if your experience is relevant please feel free to email to talk to one of our team.


Monday 8th April - 11:30am to 4pm - Studio Training
Tuesday 9th April - 11:30am to 4pm - Outdoor Training
Wednesday 10th April - 11:30am to 3:45pm - Studio Training
Thursday 11th April - 11:30am to 4pm - Outdoor Training
Friday 12th April - 11:30am to 4pm - Studio Training
*The studio training sessions will take place at Peridance Capezio Center, the outdoor training sessions are optional but recommended and will occur nearby within Manhattan area, specifically where is TBC. For the outdoor sessions please bring appropriate footwear and outerwear for all weather eventualities for New York in the Spring. We will be training on both grass and concrete.

Workshop Fees

Full 5-Day Workshop, Pre-Register by March 25: $175.00
Full 5-Day Workshop, After March 25: $200.00
Single Day, $65



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