About The Known Mass project, directed by Ann Glaviano, comprises a loose gathering of dancers and musicians in New Orleans. The project is aesthetically motivated by devised theatre and DIY punk traditions. In September 2015, Known Mass launches the weekly Vector Series: contemporary technique, structured improv, phrasework labs, and more, taught by a diverse roster of local and visiting teachers and geared to the adult advanced or professional dancer. See the Vector Series page for details. Known Mass hosts a biweekly contact improv jam on Sundays (630-8pm) at Dancing Grounds (3705 St. Claude). We ask participants for $5 to help cover the cost of the studio rental. The jam is open to all, regardless of experience level.