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Occurs on Sunday February 3 2019

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 12 minutes


Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 College Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9


Performance Notes

× Dir. Fritz Mueller; 54 mins

Part romance, part adventure and part spiritual quest, Aurora Love tells the story of honeymooners and a mother and son from Japan who travel to Yellowknife, NWT in search of the northern lights, and something more. Aurora Love is about looking for love and meaning in a dark winter world. Each winter thousands of Japanese travel to the Far North to see the elusive northern lights. Often shrieks of joy and tears greet those ephemeral bands of green in the sky. What is it about the aurora that elicits such dramatic responses from people whose culture is known for emotional restraint? Aurora Love begins in frenetic Tokyo where we meet newlyweds and a mother and son as they prepare for the trip of a lifetime. They embark on a journey to Canada’s remote Northwest Territories in search of the aurora borealis. Will they find what they’re looking for? Or will minus 40°, cloudy skies and fickle aurora dash their dreams to witness the greatest light show on Earth.

Preceeded by Birch Song Dir Keith Robinson; 18 mins Making birch syrup is a labour-intensive process, it is ultimately not profitable, and the black, bitter syrup does not taste as sweet as its more glamorous sister, maple syrup. So why than do Mike and Craig drag their families into the bush to make it every year? What is the true value of birch syrup?