Justin Durel (USA) and Alenka Marini (SLO) have a combined 20+ years of teaching experience. They have been teaching together for five years since they finished their studies at the Helikos International School of Theatre Creation under master teacher Giovanni Fusetti.
Rooted in the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq, their workshops explore theatre and performance from a physical perspective, always aiming at the intersection of technique and play.
They have taught at SUGLA, School of Contemporary Performance and Street Art since 2014. They have taught numerous clown workshops in Slovenia and the USA.
They have lead workshops on the foundations of physical theatre for the Theatre of the Oppressed in Slovenia. They have given seminars on teaching for Circostrada, the European Network of Circus and Street Arts, and Ana Monroe Theatre, a street theatre company in Ljubljana.
They have taught week-long mask performance workshops at Glej Theatre (Ljubljana SI), Pioneer Center (Ljubljana SI), and at Kamfest and Katzenberg (Kamnik SI).
In addition to their pedagogic work, Durel and Marini are both performers, directors, and mask makers.