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The Great Diwali Talent Mela


Wednesday October 23 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
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The Greene Space


Just in time for Diwali, Micropolis hosts an amateur hour like no other to showcase emerging talent, onstage in front of a live audience. Interested in performing? Jump below to see how you can be a part of the madness.

Host Arun Venugopal will be joined by a panel of judges, to be announced.

Micropolis is part of The Greene Space’s ongoing NEXT New York Conversation series. Leadership support is provided by:

Do you rock the dance floor at every desi wedding? Do your Bolly-moves cause auntie hearts to palpitate? Are you a hidden talent waiting in the wings for your big moment?


Then we want you. Click here to submit.


We are seeking energetic creatives from the South Asian diaspora who are merging their heritage roots with the modern influences of their upbringing. Talent must be over 18; singers, dancers, theatre professionals, comedians and musicians – soloists and groups – are welcome to submit. Groups should be no larger than 6 people (our stage is 16’ x 12’)


The Fine Print


* All acts must be 3 minutes or less

* Deadline for submissions is 11:59PM on Friday, September 27

* Performers will be notified on Wednesday, October 2

* Performance will take place on Wednesday 23, October in front of our “celebrity” judges

* Winner takes home a WNYC swag bag, a $100 Amazon gift card… and bragging rights for winning WNYC’s inaugural Maha-Talented Desi contest!



Event Details

  • $40 VIP
  • $25 General Admission
  • $22.50 Member Price

VIP ticket gets you reserved seating and one complimentary drink

1 hour and 15 minutes
The Greene Space
44 Charlton St
New York, NY 10014 United States

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