Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrᵻkɔər/) A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
Petrichor is a dance work inspired by feelings of social fight and revolution.
It is also directly inspired by the poems of Mario Benedetti, which also constitute part of the soundscape.
“We sing because the shout is not enough
and the crying or the anger are not enough
we sing because we believe in people
and because we will overcome defeat
we sing because the sun recognises us
and because the field smells like spring
and because in this stem in that fruit
every question has its answer
we sing because it rains in the gutter
and we are militants of life
and because we cannot
and we will not
let the song become ashes”
Por qué cantamos – Mario Benedetti
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• Length: 17 minutes.
• Performers: minimum 5 dancers, but has been performed with up to 11 dancers.
• Language: Spanish
• Minimum performance area: 6m x 6m