In her new choreography Do Animals Cry, Meg Stuart and her dancers explore the cultural militia called family. On stage, we see a number of characters in slippers and pyjamas: a family – is it a family? – that calmly becomes disagreeable. They muddle about in various poses: father, mother or child. No one needs a fixed role: without being asked, each of them glides in and out of family portraits.
'The humour of Do Animals Cry is so refined it would soothe anyone's pain. It is Stuart's most intimate and emotional piece so far. ... A razor-sharp comedy.' (Ballet-Tanz, October 2009)