Gypsy in a tree Musique tsigane with Sanda Weigl

Concept, vocals:
Anthony Coleman
Greg Cohen, Anthony Coleman, Glen Velec, Douglas Wieselman
Opening night:
1. October
8:00 pm
approx. 1 hour and 30 min, no interval
2. October
8:00 pm
approx. 1 hour and 30 min, no interval
Category A
40 €
Category B
30 €
Category C
20 €

The project is a journey to the origins of musique tsigane, a unique mixture of gypsy music and traditional Romanian folk. In Gypsy In A Tree, Sanda Weigl and the renowned jazz musicians of her band seek to make these cultures' contrasts and disparities clear and to make the unique and highly emotional songs accessible to audiences of today.

Today, these songs are seldom performed in their original version. In the course of numerous trips to Romania, Sanda Weigl investigated old, forgotten music and the history of the gypsies associated with it, only to find herself confronted with aspects of her own biography.

Singer and actress Sanda Weigl was born and raised in Romania. From an early age, she identified with the music, dance and life of the gypsies. She describes her own life as a journey between cultures. Her father was expelled from Germany by the Nazis and later from Romania by the Communists. After spending some time based in East Berlin, she has been living and working in New York for several years.

A RuhrTriennale production