The Encounter from Complicite

Monday 22 May 2017

Shows - Video recording

A video treat here - available online until 25 August - recorded in 2016, performed and directed by Simon McBurney.

Available online until 7pm on Thursday 25 May, this show was recorded in 2016 and was inspired by the book 'Amazon Beaming' by Petru Popescu.

In 1969 Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil.

It was an encounter that was to change his life, bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus. 

Simon McBurney traces McIntyre's journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, incorporating innovative technology into his solo performance to build a shifting world of sound.

You should wear headphones to experience the show's innovative 3D sound design!

You can also watch the recording on the BBC website and on YouTube (see links below).


Directed and performed by - Simon McBurney

Co-director - Kirsty Housley

Design - Michael Levine

Sound - Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin

Lighting - Paul Anderson

Projection - Will Duke

Associate director - Jemima James

Co-Producers - A Complicite co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, the Barbican, London, Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens, Schaubühne Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre. 

Supported by - Sennheiser and The Wellcome Trust


Available until Thursday 25 May 2017





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