VenueBarbican Centre
Other spaces at this venue include: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From14th April 2018
To5th May 2018
WhenApr 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
What is currently on at Barbican Centre (V371)

The Encounter

The EncounterT623150397
" 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.

Archive :: production:T623150397, play:S0681833033, venue:V371

Production details

Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu.

Special Performances

  • 3 May 18 Captioned


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)
Performer Simon McBurney

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