Lullaby for a Lost Soul
‘Lullaby for a Lost Soul’ is a 15 minute ballet based on series of dark, stark and abstract poems by Francis Booth about loss, death and helplessness. They have been set for counter-tenor, vibraphone, flute and cello by Ronald Corp OBE mixing his own music with re-imaginings of the melancholy music of John Dowland.
The selection of poems used in the ballet hang together in a loose narrative structure in which The Fall is used as a metaphor for the descent into grief one may experience when dealing with loss. We witness the isolation, the destructive effect on relationships, and the manner in which grief can eat you from the inside outwards through the journey made by the Adam and Eve figures.
Choreography: Paul Chantry
Lighting design: Owain Davies