The Encounter


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Complicité's award-winning show The Encounter is being streamed for free later this month.

Inspired by Petru Popescu's novel Amazon Beaming, the piece is co-directed by Simon McBurney and Kirsty Housley, and performed by McBurney.

It has associate direction by Jemima James, design by Michael Levine, sound design by Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin, lighting by Paul Anderson and projection by Will Duke.

The piece, which had its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2015, is co-produced with the Barbican, Edinburgh International Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens, Schaubühne Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre.

It will be available from 15 to 22 May 2020 – audiences will need to wear headphones to experience the piece's binaural sound design (which doesn't work via speakers).

Please note: All live stream events are subject to change. Not all events listed are live performances by the artist - they also include archived concerts, DJ sets, masterclasses, Q&As and more.



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A company universally recognised as a world leader in the presentation of stunning visual and ensemble theatre. They have won numerous awards in the last few years. They have performed all over Europe and the USA: Barcelona, New York, Moscow, Sarajevo, Paris, Helsinki and many more; and have wowed critics and audiences alike. Complicite are led by Simon McBurney.

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