Auringonvihreä – homage to poet Gunnar Björling at the Helsinki Observatory 25.-27.1.2024

Gunnar Björling. Kuva: SLS.

Kekäläinen & Company’s new creation Auringonvihreä, Sun Green, is a poetic movement homage to Gunnar Björling (1887-1960). Björling was a groundbreaking Finnish-Swedish author. In the recent years, his works have received the acknowledgment that they deserve, amongst the leading figures of European modernist literature.

Helsinki Observatory is situated near Björling’s home. For many years he lived in the Kaivopuisto area of Helsinki, in a small apartment which was originally a sauna. He took his daily walks to the city through the park of the Observatory.

Auringonvihreä is directed and choreographed by Sanna Kekäläinen. Performers are Annette Arlander, Janne Saarakkala and Eero Vesterinen.

Thursday 25.1.2024 at 17:30 – Night of Sciences
Friday 26.1. at 18:30
Saturday 27.1. at  14:30

Performance languages: Finnish and Swedish.
Tickets 18 €.
Helsinki Observatory, Kopernikuksentie 1, Tähtitorninvuori.


Performer Janne Saarakkala’s work in this performance is supported by Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.

Photo: SLS