"Lamentation" delves deep into the life cycle of growth, realization, and the inevitable obstacles and detours that life brings. As SOUL and EGO, Stoehr and Dragus traverse a path from unity to separation. Their shared journey, marked by struggle, search, pain, and ultimate liberation, ultimately leads them back to a harmonious existence. Set against the contrasting backdrop of a forest bathed in alternating darkness and light, the narrative unfolds in a quiet yet poignant meditation on life.
The emotional dance sequences are underscored by Craig Urquhart's haunting score, "Lamentation for Flute and String Orchestra". The Berlin Academy of American Music, under the skillful direction of Garrett Keast and the melodic strains of flutist Stathis Karapanos, brings the composition to life.