The Encounter

Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu
Director and performer Simon McBurney
Design Michael Levine
Sound Gareth Fry
Lighting Paul Anderson

Edinburgh International Festival (EIF)
Venue: Edinburgh International Conference Centre
8th – 23rd August 2015
2.30pm / 7.30pm

Twenty years ago Simon McBurney was given a book.

Written by a Romanian who escaped the Ceaușescu regime to reinvent himself as a Los Angeles screenwriter, the book, Amazon Beaming, tells the story of photographer Loren McIntyre, who, in 1969, found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. It was an encounter that changed his life, bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.

Taking Petru Popescu’s account of McIntyre’s journey as its compass and using binaural technology to build an intimate and shifting world of sound, Complicite’s new production is an exploration of nature, time, and our own consciousness.

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.

Headphones will be worn by the audience throughout this performance.

Approx 2 hours 

Age guidance 12+

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