13.5.2022 / 6:30-9:30pm
In the Big Studio!
Everyone is Welcome!
We Start with a juicy Warm up Which is Leading in to The open Jam.
Come as you Are.
Dancers, Musicians, Performers.
You can Register before or just drop in
PLAYGROUND is an intensive training in improvisation. 
Improvisation requires physical skills as well as access to creative resources. Each class combines physical training, technique and improvisation as a method, providing a playground for new knowledge, artistic exploration, choreographic ideas, encounter, growth, presence...
PLAYGROUND is characterized by the fact that the participants can work intensively on different improvisation methods in depth over a period of four weeks - sustainably in a group structure that is open but also "committed”.
At the end of the four weeks there will be an final sharing where all participants can create instant compositions and jam together - called "Open Playground". (Open for guests)
Slot 1/22
18.04. - 13.05.2022 
always 4-7 p.m.
18.4. Ioannis Avakoumidis
19.4. Ioannis Avakoumidis
25.4. Annelie Andre
26.4. Ioannis Avakoumidis
27.4.  Birte Hendricks
2.5. Alexander Carrillo
3.5. Ioannis Avakoumidis
4.5. Birte Hendricks
5.5. Annelie Andre
  9.5. Alexander Carrillo 
10.5. Ioannis Avakoumidis
11.5. Birte Hendricks
12.5. Annelie Andre
open playground: 
6:30pm - 9:30pm 
SENECA INTENSIV STUDIOS, Georg Knorr Straße 4 / House 10, 12681 Berlin, Germany
1 day 18€ 
4 days 68€
1 Month 224€ 
open playground 7-10€
PLAYGROUND is aimed at experienced dancers, artists, performers, movers... (middle & advanced level).
PARTICIPANTS are invited and challenged to discover the richness of PLAYGROUND, to develop, to find their own style, to shape, to observe, to question, to let go. In the time spent together, concepts, insights, laboratory situations emerge. A wide field of different styles, approaches, tools, influences, beliefs and approaches opens up. 
The TEACHERS offer different techniques for improvisation. They convey their own concept of improvisation, about which they enter into an exchange with the participants. The lecturers see themselves as the common roof of the PLAYGROUND - Wanting to think something together!
Classes are taught in english and german. 
Further information and registration by mail:
The Teaching Team
Alexander Carrillo Colombian-born and Berlin-based queer choreographer, dancer producer, teacher, and researcher. Diploma in Dance at the University Folkwang (Essen), certified in MBSR ("Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction”). Alexander teaches workshops around the world. In Berlin, he teaches at DOCK11, Tanzfabrik, Marameo amount other studios. In the last eleven years, he has emerged in the knowledge of ancestral cultures and other methods of communication, social development, and listening. He focuses his research on the 'ugly' and grotesque in humans, seeing it as a mirror of reality. He questions ideas of 'beauty' and the role of the audience in the performing arts. Currently, he is supported by GIZ and Dachverband Tanz Deutschland for his researches.
Ioannis Avakoumidis is dancer, performer, choreographer and teacher of contemporary dance. He works since 2003 in numerous dance and theatre productions. Ioannis was born and raised in Athens, studied psychology at the university of Crete and completed his dance studies in Athens. He lives and works in Germany since 2006. 
Annelie Andre graduated from the MA in choreography at HZT Berlin. She works as a performer and choreographer in collaborative projects as well as in solo-works. She gives classes and workshops in Contemporary Dance, Improvisation and Composition. She has also been working as a musician and writer in various contexts. As an artist her special interest focuses on the interdisciplinary relationship between dance, text, space and sound as well as on the transformation of the theatre space into a complex place of experience.
Birte Hendricks gives classes and workshops in Contact Improvisation, Instant composition and movement research in Berlin and abroad. She works as a dance-pedagogue in Dock 11/ die fabrik in Potsdam/ Seneca Intensiv, as a performer and choreographer in collaborative projects. With a background in Somatic Movements (BMC), Birte dives into the exploration of movement, sensing and perception. In her work she is interested in the interplay between movement, text and body identities - How free are we in our body? Birte is a lecturer in Leuphana university in gender studies. She holds a university degree in literature and pedagogy and is a trainer in nonviolent communication.