Sous les pavés, het strand
Sous les pavés, la plage’/ ‘Onder het plaveisel, het strand’ was the slogan in Paris in May ’68. 2018 is also the 50th anniversary of the linguistics division of Leuven University. A consequence of the only major revolt by the young generation in Belgium. The young, the post-war baby-boom generation, were inspired by the call for freedom and opposition to the established order, which then echoed throughout the western world.
Sous les pavés, het strand is not a reconstruction of the turbulent sixties, nor a stirring up of the cold ashes of the Belgian linguistic conflict, but a search across language barriers for what can move students to revolt today. In any case, the 25 drama students at LUCA Drama Leuven and IAD Louvain-la-Neuve do not believe that activism has been laid to rest together with the great ideologies.
‘All power to the imagination’ was another popular slogan in 1968. The stage is the ideal meeting place to achieve this with bravado and power. Fireworks guaranteed!