PARTS is an excellent school whose particularly talented students are recruited worldwide. The podcast promises a view from within the walls of this remarkable place. Generation XIII brings to light the story of young people who leave home, move across the world to a city as vibrant and diverse as Brussels to spend the most intense, formative years of their lives together. The five protagonists differ in terms of their socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, the countries they come from, their previous dance experience (from tap over ballroom dancing, to twerk and ballet), personalities and ambitions. Sometimes in harmony and sometimes in contrast, their voices draw a picture of what it means to learn, to dance and to create and about what happens when a diverse group of young people from all over the world form a community in a city as vibrant and diverse as Brussels. 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 entered the stage and claimed a leading role in this story. More than we could have anticipated, Generation XIII thus also became a time capsule that captures these extraordinary times.
Each episode of the podcast series will cover a semester at school, six in total (45 minutes on average). The prologue consists of five short portraits with the background stories of the protagonists (15 minutes on average). The podcast is carried by the voices of the students and interwoven by the typical sounds and abundant music that resound through the studios and corridors of a dance school.
Episode 3. Adapt, adapt, adapt