The March 19th installment of danceXchange will feature Middle Eastern dance with the incomparable Renuka Gupta. As a dancer, choreographer, performer, and instructor, Gupta has performed throughout Southern California since 1993 as a soloist at dance concerts, festivals, conferences and restaurants. She recently performed in Gerald River’s “Voice of Martin Luther King” as one of the Peace Players. The Peace Players are artists who inspire and uplift audiences through their performances.
Renuka studied with many prominent master instructors and has developed her own performance style. She elegantly integrates Arabic, Egyptian, Persian and East Indian folk dance styles into her own personal style as an Oriental dancer.
Renuka Gupta has taught dance classes and workshops at Mt. San Jacinto College, Riverside YWCA, Riverside Parks and Recreation Services and numerous conferences such as the Women of Wisdom Conference.
Her classes focus on the beneficial aspects of dance movement and the empowerment of the student. According to Gupta, “The beauty of this dance is not only that it is fabulous exercise but it also provides a journey of self-discovery and transformation.”
Renuka views dance and music as sacred arts that have the power to enlighten, heal and transform the dancer, audience, community and ultimately the world. She concludes, “Dance will always center our hearts in our bodies.”
Join us for a lovely evening of original dances at our monthly showcase. Local dance artists and choreographers will share their work in an evening of dance that is always unique, inspiring, and entertaining.
March 19th at 7:00PM
Old Town Temecula Community Theater (www.temeculatheater.org)