Each year, the Brabantsedag has a theme that is reflected in the parade, which is the source of inspiration for the sixteen float building groups. It will inspire them for creating their impressive contribution to the parade. In the parade, events from the past come to life, related to (the Duchy of) Brabant. These events are creatively translated into our time. Passing floats impress the public with their original design, increasingly innovative techniques, and theatre play on and around the floats.
The 63rd Brabantsedag Heeze on Sunday 30 August 2020 will be dedicated to 'with verve'.
After a great deal of deliberation, the theme committee opted for this concise and playful reference to the Brabant art of painting. With verve' not only refers to paint and painting, but is also a tribute to all builders and volunteers who work every year with verve and gusto on the Brabantsedag event.
For the elaboration of the theme, an extensive list of painters who were born before 1 January 1958 within the borders of the Duchy of Brabant has been compiled (according to the overview map 2011). The builders choose a painting of one of the painters on this frame (so no graphic work or drawing).
They may be inspired by this painting in all sorts of ways (image, inspiration/reason, technique, movement, etc.) but may not reproduce it literally. The image or story of the chosen painting may therefore not be retold or built and each painter may appear only once in the largest theatre parade of the year.
On 30 August a colourful and picturesque palette of sixteen different painters will travel through the streets of Heeze.