Podcast Generation XIII
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Generation XIII – a documentary podcast about 5 dancers, 3 years, 1 school, a portrait of a generation, a three-year journey into the lives of five students at P.A.R.T.S.

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Generation XIII is a documentary podcast that drafts a portrait of the generation that has been studying at PARTS since September 2019, through the experiences and voices of five students following the Bachelor program Training.

Through interviews and voicenotes recorded on their mobile phones, sociologist Delphine Hesters follows Eleni from Greece, Kia from New Zealand, Marlla from Brazil, Renátó from Hungary and Zoé from France, all through their studies, until their graduation in the Summer of 2022.

Generation XIII promises a view from within the walls of PARTS and brings to light the story of young people who leave home and move across the world to a city as vibrant and diverse as Brussels, to spend the most intense, formative years of their lives together. Generation XIII is as much about dance as it is about the thrill and challenges of starting a new life, of learning and working hard, of homesickness, coming to grips with cultural differences, seizing life, forging friendships and having fun.

Halfway into the first school year, the Corona virus enters the stage and claims a leading role in this story. More than we could have anticipated, Generation XIII thus also becomes a time capsule that captures these extraordinary times.

Each episode covers a semester at P.A.R.T.S., from the start in September 2019 until the graduation in the Summer of 2022. The prologue consists of five short portraits with the background stories of the protagonists. The epilogue is a group conversation with Eleni, Marlla, Renato and Zoé in which they look back together one last time.


Concept, realization and editing: Delphine Hesters
Coaching: Nele Eeckhout (Audiocollectief SCHIK)
Mixing: Brecht Plasschaert
Theme music: Carlos Garbin
Visuals: Davy Denduyver, based on drawings by Jeanne Colin & Killian Madeleine
Production: Delphine Hesters
Coproduction: P.A.R.T.S., Concertgebouw Brugge, Kaaitheater, PACT Zollverein, STUK, Dansens Hus Oslo, DESINGEL, Etcetera

With the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie Brussel

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©Tine Declerck