LAIKS DEJOT 2024 | Tčina Ndžida - "Krusts" (Kamerūna)

CROSS (2021)

Choreography and performer: Tchina Ndjidda
Music: Diaphane (Interstice) / Trifon Koutsourelis (In Peace) / trio Joubran (Masar)
Editing Sound: Vincent Di Salvatore
External advicer: Ruzibiza Wesley
Administration: Grimo Art
Coproduction: Compagnie DK-BEL.

With the support of: French Institute of Cameroun, École des Sables
Laboratoire des théâtres de Yaoundé

Photo credits: Florent Fournier, Borut Bučinel
Thanks to Fanny Abega and the City of Villiers le Bel

"Cross" is a dance performance that tells the story of the life of a young dancer who went on a clandestine adventure to pursue his career in Europe. After many frustrations, in his own country and in his family circle, he returns after many years of absence and a lot of failed attempts. Touched by an incomparable shame, he speaks of his journey towards utopia.

This performance is composed of three parts : the dancer follows a melancholic and tragic plot in search of pride and love, where he encounters imbalances, frustrations, anger, distress, and sadness at the loss of friends of the past. This memory oscillates between wind and sea, nostalgia and rage, power, and powerlessness. This heavy past transforms into a force which gives him an immeasurable hope to face his future and his dream.


In its quest for integrity, CROSS is a strong solo which questions the public with the authenticity of the two texts written by the author and by his dance of excellence: a dance coming from contemporary hip hop, mixing jerky and fluid energy, where we feel his expertise the tribal legacy of the native continent. Combining ritual, therapeutic and

traditional dances of North Cameroon (Tchawal and Badag), which consist of guides the dead by a dance and a trance which celebrates life, hope and the strength of masculinity.


Tickets: 10 and 7€

Festival is supported by State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Latvian Academy of Culture
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