Jugend-Jazzorchester Sachsen & TanzART

2023/24 Musik Tanz Kulturpass

Conceived and directed by Jana Schmück (choreography) and Philipp Rumsch (composition, sound design), around 30 young musicians and dancers are creating a piece that reflects on the way we communicate with each other. In times of multiple crises and the retreat into “opinion bubbles”, the participants use the project to explore ways of coming together again. “Osmosis” creates an exciting exchange between dance and concert, acoustic instrumentation and electronic sounds, as well as encounters between different artistic genres and between audience and artists. Following premieres at WERK2 in Leipzig and the Deutsch-Sorbisches Volkstheater Bautzen, the Jugendjazzorchester Sachsen and TanzART Kirschau will also present the joint and interdisciplinary project “Osmosis” at HELLERAU on February 18.

Duration: ca. 1 h 30 min without a break
Without language

Family ticket: 37 €

Please note: There will be photos and videos made during the performance. 

The Saxony Youth Jazz Orchestra has been bringing together the state’s most talented young jazz musicians in a big band since 1993. The band comes together twice a year to rehearse intensively for a week under changing artistic directors and then perform on stages large and small. TanzART is one of the most important institutions for artistic dance in East Saxony. In addition to its own productions, residency programs and international exchange projects, TanzART works intensively with the population of Kirschau and the surrounding area.

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Philipp Rumsch is a Leipzig-based composer, pianist and producer. In his work, which is influenced by contemporary pop, electroacoustic and improvised music, he explores interdisciplinary interfaces using state-of-the-art technologies such as 3D sound and artificial intelligence. Philipp Rumsch is known for his work as a solo artist, his twelve-piece Philipp Rumsch Ensemble and the avant-pop project Wylid node. He also works with various ensembles, bands and artists of different genres, writes music for theater, dance, performances and installations and plays concerts throughout Europe. He has performed his music in renowned institutions (Gewandhaus Leipzig, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspiel Leipzig, Institut für Zukunft and many more) and at prestigious festivals (including Fusion, Pianeo, Jazztage Leipzig).  The album µ: of anxiety x discernment, released in 2020, attracted international attention and was enthusiastically received by NDR, BBC and RBB, among others. From 2021 – 2023 Philipp Rumsch taught classical aural training at the HMT Leipzig. Since 2023 he has been running the production platform nynode intermedia, through which he also publishes his music. He has received various work and residency scholarships (e.g. Musikfonds, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Goethe Institut) and has been awarded prizes such as the Leipzig Jazz Young Talent Prize of the Marion Ermer Foundation and the Pop Music Prize Saxony.


Jana Schmück is a certified dance teacher, freelance dancer and choreographer and holds a degree in business administration. From 2008 to 2018, Jana Schmück worked as a choreographic assistant with Dr. Ronit Land and was a dancer in her ensemble. Joint projects have taken her to the École des Sables/Senegal, CND Paris etc. As a freelance dancer, she has performed at festivals including Ludwigshafen, “Un pas vers avant” / Côte d’Ivoire, CND Paris, Movimentos, LOFFT Leipzig and the Ruhrfestspiele and has worked with choreographers such as Wagner Moreira, Justin Tornow and Nathalie Wagner. She gives international workshops and seminars at various universities such as UNC Asheville, École des Sables, State University Ankara, TU Dresden and the Academy of Cultural Education Remscheid and other institutions. Her focus is on interdisciplinary projects and interdisciplinary mediation formats. Jana has produced and choreographed numerous dance productions, both with amateurs and professional artists. In the 2022/2023 season, she is one of the 9 choreographers selected to present works for young audiences for the nationwide Explore Dance network. Since 2014, she has been the artistic director and managing director of TanzART Atelier, a center for dance, movement & art in Eastern Saxony, and is active as a specialist advisor on various committees, including the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony and the federal program “Tanz & Theater machen stark”.


TanzART e.V. is a non-profit association and an established institution for artistic dance formats in rural East Saxony and beyond. We want to provide a platform for dance with all its facets and forms of expression and at the same time strengthen the understanding of dance and other art forms. In addition to a wide range of participatory dance offerings for people in the region, TanzART primarily aims to implement intercultural projects in rural areas and establish professional contemporary dance concepts in eastern Saxony. This includes artist-in-residence programs, guest performance formats and its own professional dance productions. TanzArt has many years of experience in implementing dance productions and works closely with regional partners in the culture and dance scene. In addition, the members are involved in various cultural policy committees.


Jugend-Jazzorchester Sachsen
TanzART e.V.
Artistic direction dance und choreography: Jana Schmück
Artistic/musical direction: Philipp Rumsch

A joint project of Jugend-Jazzorchester Sachsen and TanzART with the support of Sächsischer Musikrat e.V.