©Gianmarco Bresadola
©Gianmarco Bresadola

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

Assistant director

Jemima James

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.

 

Visit our resource website for more information on the making of The Encounter.

 

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

 

Live stream supported by 

The Space

Tour

Edinburgh International Festival

8 - 23 August 2015

Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

8 - 12 September 2015

Bristol Old Vic

18 - 20 September 2015

Warwick Arts Centre

10 - 11 October 2015

Live stream online

1 - 8 March 2016

London Barbican

12 February - 6 March 2016

Manchester HOME

16 - 19 March 2016

Athens The Onassis Cultural Centre

1 - 3 April 2016

Brighton Festival

11 - 15 May 2016

Oxford Playhouse

25 - 28 May 2016

Wiener Festwochen, Vienna

2 - 5 June 2016

Holland Festival, Amsterdam

9 - 12 June 2016

Printemps Des Comediens, Montpellier

16 - 18 June 2016

Les Nuit de Fourviere, Lyon

23 - 25 June 2016

Ann Arbor, Michigan

30 March - 1 April 2017

Wallis Annenberg, Los Angeles

6 - 16 April 2017