May 1-2, 2008 8pm

Perimeter Institute's Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas
31 Caroline St. N.
Waterloo, ON

Tickets - $29 general; $19 student

For ticket information, please contact Perimeter Institute at 519-883-4480 or visit

Reaching for Nothing is a full evening interdisciplinary work which radically transforms the space of the Perimeter Institute's Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas into a four dimensional tapestry. Acclaimed composer Peter Hatch and award winning artist Dereck Revington have worked in counterpoint to create a dynamic field in which currents of the luminous, the auditory and the performative move through the audience like water into thirst.

Working in collaboration with renowned choreographer David Earle and some of Waterloo Region’s most celebrated performers of new music, Reaching for Nothing draws on poetic texts both ancient and modern, bridging east with west, the inside world with the outside, evoking the haunting enigmas of time through music, sound, light, video and dance.

Creative Team

Peter Hatch - Composer
Dereck Revington - Visual Design
David Earle - Choreographer
Laird Macdonald - Lighting Design/Technical Direction/Associate Set Design
John D.S. Adams - Sound Design
Anne-Marie Donovan - Mezzo-Soprano
David Rose - Viola
Paul Pulford - Cello
Lorna Heidt - Cello
John Brownell - Percussion
Dancers - Suzette Sherman and Michael English

Photograph taken during Reaching for Nothing workshop, Fall 2006

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