ANN ARBOR–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. In this solo performance, Simon McBurney traces McIntyre’s journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using binaural technology (3D audio) to build an intimate and shifting world of sound.
The Encounter comes to Ann Arbor following a three-month Broadway run. “This production from the genre-bending Complicite company is one of the most fully immersive theater pieces ever created.” (New York Times)
Headphones will be provided and must be worn throughout the performance. If you are hearing-impaired, visit the website for information on how best to experience this event.
The Encounter is a Complicite / Simon McBurney production, directed and performed by Simon McBurney and inspired by the book “Amazon Beaming” by Petru Popescu. It will be performed at the Power Center/UMS Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 pm, Friday, March 31 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 1 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available online at http://ums.org.