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. Known Mass was founded in 2013 as a performance project aiming to foster collaboration among local artists. With an eye towards community-building, since 2013 Known Mass has also hosted contact improv classes and jams open to the public. In September 2015, Known Mass launched the Vector Series: contemporary technique classes, structured improv sessions, phrasework labs, and more, taught by a diverse roster of local and visiting teachers and geared to the adult advanced or professional dancer.