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The Encounter Is a High-Tech Head Trip Through an Amazon Labyrinth

- Surely, no production on Broadway has ever thrown the doors of perception open as widely as "The Encounter,"...
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That Voice Inside Your Head? It May Be His

- How memories are preserved and created around images and sound. “Put on your headphones,” he urged, going on to explain how binaural technology...
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Theater for the Ears, Mosquitoes and All

- ‘The Encounter’ puts sound design front and center with the use of technology new to New York stages.
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Inside This Season’s Headphones-Required Broadway Must-See The Encounter

- After wowing audiences in London, the aurally innovative play makes its New York debut.
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For The 'Encounter,' Fasten Your Headphones Before Immersion

- An immersive stage show that makes heavy use of binaural technology (3-D audio) for drama is coming to Broadway this fall after a sold-out run in London and arts festival appearances throughout Europe.
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New York Times Review: You See 'The Encounter' With Your Ears

- Someone is blowing in your ear, and it isn’t anybody in your immediate vicinity. You can feel this distant person’s breath (hot) and his urgency (hotter), and the sound of him is all over the place — behind you, before you, to either side of you, close and distant, shouting and whispering, sometimes in several voices at once.
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Daily Telegraph Review: ‘Spellbinding’ - ★★★★★

- You are alone in the dense, almost inaccessible Amazon region of Brazil, 400 miles from "civilisation". The aim is to take photographs of an elusive, barely contacted tribes-people called the Mayoruna – to show the world what they look like. And, amazingly, you strike gold.
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Sunday Herald Review: The Encounter - ★★★★★

- In an extraordinary, two-hour performance, McBurney – and, it must be said, his small army of creative and technical staff – draw us into a compelling reimagining of the real-life experience of American photographer Loren McIntrye.
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London Evening Standard Review: Unmissable Amazonian Trip - ★★★★★

- Loren McIntyre, who died in 2003, was an American photojournalist irresistibly drawn to the Amazon. His travels brought him into contact with the Mayoruna, a people isolated from the rest of the world, and the story of his unsettling time in their midst is told in Petru Popescu’s book Amazon Beaming. This is the inspiration for an astonishing piece by Simon McBurney’s visionary company Complicite...
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Time Out Review: Complicite shred the fabric of time and space with this awesome new show - ★★★★★

- English actor, writer and director Simon McBurney presents a piece of experimental theatre based on the book 'Amazon Beaming'.
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Financial Times Review: The Encounter - ★★★★★

- Simon McBurney’s latest show begins without my realising it. I’m still fumbling with the headphones attached to my seat when he appears. The stage resembles a recording studio, with a cluttered desk, freestanding microphones and bottles of water strewn about.
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