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The Encounter
Information for The Encounter at Barbican Centre, West End (Play). "...my hand, groping around the universe, has torn a corner open... why did I tear the corner open, if I'm not prepared for the encounter?" Twenty years ago Simon McBurney was given a book. Written by a Romanian who escaped the Ceau?escu 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 amongst the remote people of the Javari Valley, on the border between Brazil and Peru. 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 a set of encounters with nature, with time, and with our own consciousness. Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu.
Approximate runtime 120minutes (including any interval).
Age Advisory: 12+
Performers Simon McBurney.
Company Complicite. Director Simon McBurney. Director Kirsty Housley. Design Michael Levine. Sound Gareth Fry. Lighting Paul Anderson. Other Will Duke (projection). Director Jemima James (assistant).

The Encounter


Saturday, 14th April 2018 to Saturday, 5th May 2018.
Apr 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 at 19:30. Sun Mats15:00. Sat Apr 28 Mat 14:00
03 May 2018 - Captioned

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Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre
Also: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery
Silk Street
West End
Greater London

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The Encounter at Barbican Centre, West EndQTix Codes:
Listing: L200277775
Production: T623150397
Event: S0681833033
Venue: V371
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