Atlanta, Georgia, September 26, 2008 – John Hannah and K Rain Leander present The Worm and The Bird November 7th and 8th at 9pm at Eyedrum. The collaborative performance will consist of two shows -- The Worm on Friday and The Bird on Saturday -- featuring Leander’s dance and Hannah’s music and film. Each night will blend the arts of Butoh (a slow ‘ugly’ Japanese dance), experimental film, and music to create a singular experience.
Hannah, also known as ‘Rajio’, utilizes guitar based loops, found cassettes, no input mixing, and other sources to create sound that is part musique concrète and the lighter and darker side of drone. He has performed and collaborated with Suitcases, Afternoon Tea/Language of Men Dying, Warning Lights, Autistic Mother, Mythrum and others, as well as Leander herself. Hannah credits Leander with helping him to completely reanalyze the way he approached music when he watched her perform an excerpt of her evening length work, Beauty Cubed, at the American Dance Festival.
Leander’s ‘creepy’ choreography and performances have drawn comparisons to renowned choreographer Shen Wei, with Byron Woods of the Independent Weekly naming one of her works one of the twenty-five most memorable in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area. She is honored to return to Atlanta for this performance where she spent most of her early dance career with Ondine and Company and Beacon Dance, to name a few.
Both artists cordially invite you to become immersed in this experimental collaboration -- experience the film, dance, and music as unique and complimentary entities.
Eyedrum is a collective organization whose mission is to provide a forum which supports and encourages the development, exchange, and presentation of creative ideas. The goal of Eyedrum is to create a forum that serves and nourishes the multifaceted outgrowth in the contemporary cultural arts.