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Watch Complicite’s The Encounter

On Friday 19 May at 7pm BST, we are delighted to host a screening of Complicite’s The Encounter, filmed live in our Theatre during its sell out run last year.

The Encounter tells the story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre who, in 1969, became 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.

Threading scenes of his own life with details of McIntyre’s journey, Simon McBurney incorporates objects and sound effects into this solo performance to evoke the depths of the Amazon rainforest. The show’s ground-breaking binaural sound design (3D audio) by Olivier Award winner, Gareth Fry, is transmitted to the audience through headphones and plugs into the power of the imagination, questioning our perceptions of time and our own consciousness.

You must wear headphones to watch The Encounter online, or the effect of the binaural recording will be lost. Any headphones will work, but you won’t get the same effect if you play the film out of your speakers.

The stream is free to watch, and will be available to watch on demand on YouTube for a week from Friday 19 May at 7pm BST until Friday 25 May 2017 at 7pm BST.

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Watch more videos exploring Complicite’s The Encounter including interviews with Simon McBurney, technical team and audience reactions:

The Encounter online is supported by The Space.