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Renuka Gupta and Middle Eastern Dance headline September danceXchange

The September 20th edition of the popular dance showcase, danceXchange, will feature Renuka Gupta, a renown performer of grace and skill, who weaves dance styles from North Africa, the Middle East and East India.  A welcomed guest of danceXchange, Gupta states that her dances are inspired by the inward journey through meditation. She continues, “[I] view dance and music as sacred arts that have the power to enlighten and heal both the artist and the audience.”

Renuka Gupta June 2008Renuka is a dancer, choreographer, performer, instructor, troupe director, and businesswoman.  She connected with the world of dance after graduating college, seeking a rigorous fitness routine that provided a creative outlet.  She found the Middle Eastern dance classes both challenging in building strength and endurance as well as exploring feminine grace.

Renuka has performed throughout Southern California since 1993 as both a soloist and with various dance ensembles at festivals, restaurants, and dance concerts. Her recent projects include directing the Sabrina Lawrence Praise Dance Troupe and performing dance ceremonies for community celebrations.

Renuka Gupta red veilRenuka Gupta describes her most recent dance involvement: “For the past three years, I have choreographed dances for the Sabrina Lawrence Praise Dance Team.  These dance projects have revolved around events to bless, honor and celebrate new beginnings.  New beginnings bring about transformation.  The dance and dancers helped to create sacred space and share in the joy of new creation.”

danceXchange is co-produced by Temecula Presents and Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California, to serve the dance community and the the cultural needs of the Inland Empire.  It is presented every third Tuesday of every month in a unique setting that is up-close and personal, with the audience just a few feet from the performers.

The September 20th danceXchange will also feature local dance artists who wish to share the stage and their present their original creative work with this friendly and supportive audience.  Dancers wishing to perform or present at this (or future dates) danceXchange should contact us at danceXchange.temecula@gmail.com.

The evening is entertaining, eclectic and inspiring!  Come on by–Let’s Dance!

Tuesday, September 20th @ 7:00PM

Old Town Temecula Community Theater/The Merc

Tickets:  $5.00 – www.TemeculaTheater.org (or at the door)

Family Friendly – Culturally Expansive!

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