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Live Stream: Complicite’s The Encounter

In 1969, National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre became hopelessly lost in a remote part of the Brazilian rainforest while searching for the Mayoruna people. His encounter was to test his perception of the world, bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.

Simon McBurney transports us into the humid depths of the Amazon, his storytelling served by the enveloping presence of binaural technology.

After premiering at Edinburgh International Festival this August, Complicite’s The Encounter is currently play a sold-out run on our stage. We’re delighted to support Complicite in their first live-stream as they broadcast The Encounter live online from our theatre to your home by watching through our website on Tuesday 1 March, 7.30pm GMT.

Audiences must wear headphones to watch the live stream, or the effect of the binaural recording will be lost. Any headphones will work, but playing the film out of speakers will not give the same effect. The live stream is free to watch, and will also be available to watch on demand for a week after the live broadcast, until Tuesday 8 March.

Join the conversation @BarbicanCentre @Complicite #TheEncounter

Watch audience reactions, hear from the company and the author of the source book, Petru Popescu on Complicite’s website.



Hi Tom, there aren’t any current plans for The Encounter to be live-streamed however Complicite’s latest production, Beware of Pity, is being live streamed on Sunday 12 February – more details on our website.

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