ADAMSDOWN’S Rubicon Dance branched out into new territory this week with a performance at Penarth Pier to celebrate the work of a visiting choreographer.
Students between 16 and 25 took part in a special performance at the Pier Pavilion, for an audience of long time supporters and partners, curious Penarth locals, and even Assembly Member Jenny Rathbone.
The dancers took part in two performance pieces, the first was Stop, Start, Key, a contemporary dance piece created by Jasmin Vardimon.
The second was an original work called Leaving by Sam Kenney, a guest choreographer who has been teaching at Rubicon for two months.
Sam is an Associate Professor of Dance at Fredonia State University of New York, and has been teaching at Rubicon this autumn, and giving dance lessons at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Sam will complete her time at Rubicon next week and return to the USA on November 15.
Adam Lloyd-Binding, centre co-ordinator at Rubicon said: “We would like to thank Sam for all her hard work these past few months, we have all been enriched by her passion for dance and will miss her presence in the building very much.”
He added: “We loved performing in the Penarth Pavilion and would like to go back soon in the future.”
The 40-year-old dance centre is gearing up for student exams and school trips over Christmas, but will return for public performances in the new year.
Rubicon has been nominated for the best fitness facility category in the inaugural Cardiff Lifestyle Awards, which take place this Wednesday night.