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The Encounter

2016 - 2018

Role : Production Sound Engineer / Operator Broadway, Australia and New Zealand.

Directed & performed by

Simon McBurney


Kirsty Housley

Associate director

Jemima James


Michael Levine


Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin


Paul Anderson


Will Duke

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.

A Complicité co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, the Barbican, London, Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens, Schaubühne Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre. Live stream supported by The Space.