HEEZE - The 62nd Brabantsedag on Sunday 25 August 2019 will be given as a theme:
What moves Brabanders?'. This was announced to all builders and volunteers during the theme presentation on Thursday 8 November.
In a crowded village house 't Perron, the theme committee explained its choice: "Through the centuries, there have been numerous reasons and motives that have set movement in motion. Why are people mobile throughout the centuries? Why do people want to move around? and why is there a desire to move forward? can give an interesting and surprising look into and into our past. The creative builders have the task and the challenge to take the visitors of the 62nd theatre parade along in some of these motives.
Mobility and physical movement are part of Brabant. In view of the Duchy's geographical location, mobility has had a major influence on its history. The motives for movement are also diverse and typically Brabant: pilgrimages, pilgrimages, wars, marriages, an ageing population, natural and climate phenomena, housing shortage, economic developments, trade, transport, study or tourism, to name but a few. Transport means, infrastructure and associated buildings can also be addressed.
Nowadays, mobility plays a major role in Brabant in a different context. Think of the Automotive Campus in Helmond, the products of DAF, VDL, NedCar and Lightyear, the smart mobility focus of the TU/e and Eindhoven Airport. At the beginning of the twentieth century it was in Brabant that the first car drove, the first Dutch airplane flight, and where the longest railway bridge was built. Actually and history connected... fine to serve as a theme for the 62nd Brabantsedag.
The subjects chosen by the builders' groups, including the motive for displacement, should take place in the period from the distant past up to and including 1957 (the year of birth of the Brabantsedag) and should preferably be linked to a Brabant place name.
The builder groups must submit their proposals by 1 February 2019 at the latest. The final subjects, place names and the order of parades will be announced on 1 June 2019.