Sunday, February 23, 2014

Junonia Fairy Pre-Christmas Party- Chancery Lane Theatre 8 December 2013

When I first heard of the Chancery Lane Theatre I was thrilled, and really excited at the prospect of organising dance events like our regular haflas in such a lovely, cosy and inviting place. The Chancery Lane is a fairly recent establishment by Gavin Logue and you can find more info at It has the capacity to accommodate around 50 theatre visitors. It also has a gorgeous, welcoming cafĂ© in the front area where guests can hang out for coffee, drinks, snacks and chats before shows. The theatre was a great discovery and is conveniently located in the centre of Dublin, really close to Patrick's Cathedral on one end, and to George's Street on the other.

Revisiting all the accomplishments, and the many events and rehearsals of the group throughout 2013, I thought The Chancery Lane could be the perfect place for all the dancers from my classes to get together and celebrate their achievements over the year. We decided to have a Fairy Pre-Christmas gathering in the Chancery Lane on 8 December to end the term/ dance year. It was a perfect occasion to hang out, have a mini souk, some projections and beautiful performances of whoever wanted to dance and who volunteered to contribute their creations.

Junonia Ensemble performed two group pieces, and my gorgeous students Ciara and Dee also staged their first solos, which were absolutely stunning. Everyone did such an amazing job at performing for each other and it was a truly tribal occasion. The souk and swomp shop was a huge success too, and my peacock scarf that I had abandoned for so long finally found a new, adoring owner . I see her wearing it at gigs all the time and she looks gorgeous with it on.

Thanks to Gavin for being so accommodating and for the yummy tea and cakes served.
Here a video link for one of the performances by Junonia Ensemble to Omar Faruk:

We are hoping to have many more class parties and haflas in this gorgeous little venue. All the dancers loved the cosy atmosphere of the place so much, it was truly magical. Indeed, word of mouth has already spread about the Chancery Lane and other Dublin based dancers will host events there in the months to come.

Thanks to Nadia Gativa for taking a few shots on the night, of which I will include a few here!
Stay tuned at for info ref. workshops/classes/haflas etc and

Dance OM! J.V.S

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