The non-narrative dance and music performance Known Mass features dancers from the New Orleans Ballet, Baton Rouge's Of Moving Colors and Tsunami Dance theaters performing to a live score from Jasper den Hartigh of the punk band Heat Dust. Den Hartigh uses a host of instruments and looping sounds, and dancers incorporate contemporary and classical dance and contact-improvisation practice, creating a performance both choreographed and improvised.
There's a preview of Known Mass at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at daMata Acupuncture Studio (2933 St. Claude Ave). Proceeds benefit the collective's full-length production at Marigny Opera House June 20-21.
The preview also features performances from den Hartigh and Silo Homes, with food from Whole Foods, Twelve Mile Limit, Boucherie and Prytania Bar. Tickets are $5-$10. Visit the performance's website for more information.