Performer, teacher, musician, activist
Elena Rekola is a puppet theatre artist graduated from Turku Arts Academy. Physical expression, honest presence and politics are elements which are visible in their work. Elena has been working as a performer and teacher in various environments such as nonprofit company Bread and Puppet Theatre, Turku University Hospital and Finnish drama and theatre teaching union. Elena is a performer, teacher and activist, who gets inspired by fast action, nature and frank communication.
Universities, educational colleges, internships and exchange studies have enabled to develop Elena´s skills as a performer and teacher. Acting, physical theatre, different manipulation techniques such as hybrids, glove puppets, marionettes, objects, bunraku/table top puppets and different hand techniques are part of their expertise. Elena also writes and performs rap music.