Complicite/Simon McBurney
The Encounter

12 February 2016 - 6 March 2016 / 19:30, 15:00, 14:30

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Simon McBurney transports us into the humid depths of the Amazon, his storytelling served by the enveloping presence of binaural technology.

In 1969, National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre became hopelessly lost in a remote part of the Brazilian rainforest while searching for the Mayoruna people. His encounter was to test his perception of the world, bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.

Threading scenes of his own life with details of McIntyre’s journey, McBurney incorporates objects and sound effects into this solo performance to evoke a rainforest landscape. Transmitted direct to the audience through provided headphones, the show’s ground-breaking sound design plugs into the power of the imagination, questioning our perceptions of time, communication and our own consciousness.

Approx 2 hours

Age guidance 12+

Sun 21 Feb 6pm
Complicite Panel Discussion

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Tue 23 Feb
Post-show talk
with Simon McBurney
Free to same-day ticket holders

Sun 28 Feb 3pm & Thu 3 Mar 7.30pm
Captioned performances using hand-held devices
Captioned text is delivered through your personal handheld device at these performances. Check the Access tab for more details.

Tue 1 Mar, 7.30pm
Live Stream

The Encounter will be live streamed to Complicite's website

Hearing- and visually-impaired customers
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This event is part of:
Theatre & Dance


A Complicite co-production with the Barbican, Edinburgh International Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens, Schaubühne Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre. Supported by Sennheiser and The Wellcome Trust.


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