Inspired by the book, Amazon Beginning by Petru Popescu The Encounter tells the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre who is lost in a remote area of the Brazilian Amazon in 1969. This leads to a startling encounter that is to change his life.
Directed by Simon McBurney and hot from London, Edinburgh and Broadway, this solo performance by Richard Katz 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. As McIntyre’s mesmerising tale reaches its climax, this extraordinary performance asks some of the most urgent questions of today about how we live and what we believe to be true.
See The Encounter from 15 to 19 March as part of Auckland Arts Festival 2017
Photo credits:Tristram Kento, Gianmarco Bresadola and Chloe Courtney