audition for dancers

written and directed by Sujit Saraf
(in Hindi, with supertitles in English)
In 2014, Bollywood’s dream girl Hema Malini became Member of Parliament from Mathura and Vrindavan. When visiting a widow home in Vrindavan, she suggested that the widows remain in Bengal instead of coming to over-crowded Vrindavan. The uproar that followed involved NGOs, the BJP, Prime Minister Modi, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Hema Malini. This incident provides the inspiration for वृंदावन (Vrindavan), in which 12 feisty widows live in raucous celebration until a Bollywood actress arrives to disrupt their make-believe world. वृंदावन (Vrindavan) is a grand musical, juxtaposing the colorful love of Radha and Krishna with the stark existence of Vrindavan widows, told through humor and wit, the bhajans of Meera Bai and the gyrations of Bollywood songs. The play features live music and dance, spectacular sets, costumes and lights.

(to audition as an ACTOR, click here)

We are looking for 12 classically trained KATHAK dancers, female or male, with grace, rhythm and energy, and the enthusiasm to rehearse hard for a slick, professional production. Please do RSVP if you are trained in BHARATANATYAM or KUCHIPUDI, because the play also has semi-classical pieces that could be a good match for you.

10 AM, Saturday, June 15, 2024
NAATAK HOUSE, 2110A Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP REQUIRED. Fill this rsvp form


1. Two days before the audition, you will receive a confirmation.

2. At 10 AM (sharp), you will be trained for 15 minutes in a short dance piece – we will provide music and choreography. Then, you will be asked to perform..

3. At 12 noon, we will announce our selections.


Starting June 22, usually on weekends and one weekday, until the show opens on Sep 6, with a few short breaks in between.

Show dates

September 6 – September 29, 2024, in Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto.