Rutanen, Jenni

Puppetry artist

Jenni Rutanen graduated from Turku Arts Academy puppetry line of studies in 2016 and from Tampere Arts and Media in 2006.

Puppet building, spatial planning, set design, visual design, poster design and programs, video projection and festivals.

Rutanen builds both puppets and space. Stage created with video projection and the illusions and changes it enables have been her interest of late. She also directs, performs and thrives to make things possible.

 In performing arts Rutanen enjoys cooperation, presence and visual storytelling, the beginning and disappearance of worlds and the presence of miracles. She believes in the power of puppetry –what is experienced in a performance can have long-lasting effects.

Enchanted Island –festival is a communal summer-project launched by Rutanen in Eastern Finland.