Instructions on How to Cry

We are thrilled to share our work in progress Instructions on How to Cry at VAULT Festival 2023 in London.

Instructions on How to Cry is a new show exploring the science and mystery of emotional tears which appear to be solely present in Homo Sapiens. Photos by Alberto Cabrera Luna.

Following some R&D supported by the Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh we will share a work in progress, at Crescent, London Waterloo SE1 7NN.

When: 24 February at 21:00

25 February at 16:45 & 20:30

Book your tickets here.

Photo and design by Alberto Cabrera Luna

New Beginnings video dance

A playful dance theatre work in progress celebrating the point in time and space when something starts afresh.

About this event

Anahat Theatre’s New Beginnings / Nuevos Comienzos is a playful dance theatre work in progress celebrating the point in time and space when something starts afresh. A reflection on the fears of initiating a creative endeavour, the hopes brought by a new season of the year, the unexpected possibilities of the present moment and the opportunity to start over again. 

This work in progress mixes dance, theatre and poetry and has autobiographical elements. Created and performed by Mexican-born, Edinburgh-based Andrea Cabrera Luna. 

This event is part of Refugee Festival Scotland. By building bridges across communities, the festival offers a vision of hope, friendship, neighbourliness and solidarity with people seeking refugee protection in Scotland.

Original concept, poem and script: Andrea Cabrera Luna

Videographer: Teodoro Maler

Composer: Ceylan Hay

Editor: Alejandro Ramos Díaz (Mondi) – Autómata

Experimental video Spring is here. Original concept: Andrea Cabrera Luna. Videographer: Teodoro Maler. Original Music: Ceylan Hay. Editor: Alejandro Ramos Díaz.

I Want to go Home

A dark comedy inspired by a dreadfully bizarre incident where a man loses his tooth whilst being violently dragged off an overbooked flight. All he wanted was to go home.  The devised performance was created during the workshop Improv + Storytelling, 2017.  The piece reflects on the perils of boarding an overbooked flight in a great country. Created during the workshop Improv + Storytelling, 2017

I Am That Girl

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Photo Mihaela Bodlovic

I Am That Girl

by Andrea Cabrera Luna (Loosely inspired by The Lady on Her Balcony by Elena Garro).

“I’m not crazy because I believe in things. Yes, I haven’t got a job but at least I see the marvel of the world.”

Clara is on a quest to find the ancient city of Nineveh, located in modern-day Mosul. As the world around collapses she meets herself at different stages of her life to confront what she chose to forget.

“Remember Nineveh?”

“Are you taking the piss? You can’t find a fucking job and you want to find Nineveh? Look at yourself in the mirror! You are a grown up woman for Christ’s sake.”

Anahat Theatre combines physical storytelling with an imaginative spirit.

The Company:

Hayley Reid

Wendy Mathison

Adam Tomkins

Artistic Director: Andrea Cabrera Luna

Light Design: Phoebe Ryrko

Light design assistant: Martina Salvi

Video projection: Martina Salvi

Graphic Design: Alberto Cabrera Luna

Hotel Juárez

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Hotel Juárez

by Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, directed by Andrea Cabrera Luna

Angela arrives in Juarez in search of her missing sister. In the Hotel juarez she will meet a series of people who will show her the harsh reality of life (and death) in this border Mexico-USA town. Prostitution, abuse of power and the victimisation of the most vulnerable become all too apparent to Angela as she uncovers a web of deceit and corruption that will lead to an unexpected ending.

Ángela – Charlette Prudent

El Gerente – Emily Drummond

Ramses – Matthew Banks

Lupe – Frankie Allan

El Licenciado – Ruth Brown

El Johny – Lihe Wang

Rosalba -Tess Duncan

El Comandante – Ruth Brown

Reportera – Wendi Gai

El Egipcio – Emily Drummond

Aurora – Tess Duncan

Vanesa – Frankie Allan

Artistic Director: Andrea Cabrera Luna

Producer: Gustavo Subero

University of Edinburgh

Waterfront Wasteland Medea Material Landscape with Argonauts by Heiner Müller directed by Andrea Cabrera Luna. Performed by (in order of appearance): Luisa del Vento – the Woman of Colchis/Nurse Teodoro Maler – the Broadcaster/Argus, Panayiotis Nicolaou – Absyrtus, Thalia Rose – Medea, Tom Hall- as Jason Sophie Reynolds – Creusa