DIGNITIES VISITED:- The inaugration was conducted in the presence of Hon. Mrunal Kulkarni( Renowned Film Star). The vocal & instrumental section was inaugrated by hon. Savani Shende(Renowned Classical Singer).
The Closing /Valedictory function was held on 1st June 2018 at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch. Hon. Shyam Benegal was the Guest of Honour & was Feliciated by ABSS with the title -Swami Vivekanand Rashtriya Kala Kirti Puraskar.
24TH May 2018 :- Creative INDIA- 28TH May 2018 :- Rhythm OF INDIA 31ST May 2018 :- Bharat SEASON
JURY PANEL:- ABSS since 13 years is very particular about judges.The Jury pannel included renowned personalities who have dedicated their whole life for the arts
Hon. Sushree Anurekha Ghosh - Classical Kathak Dancer & Choreographer has a branch in Kolkata, India called NATMANDIR in 2009. NATMANDIR has a dynamic performing wing engaging a team of talented professional dancers, musicians and a production team and a training wing. NATMANDIR has produced a contemporary creation called FOOTPRINTS which has been stage prestigious festivals in Kolkata and Mumbai.Anurekha collaborated with internationally renowned choreographers like Padmashree Kumudini Lakhia, Akram Khan (UK), Nahid Siddiqui (Pakistan/UK), Shobana Jeyasingh (UK), Mark Baldwin (UK), Andre Gingras (Holland) inviting them to create productions for her company or mentor her in her own choreographic creations. She has worked with the reputed choreographer Aditi Managldas from India for one of her production pieces titled “Textures of Silence and Sound” which was performed a part of the opening ceremony for Commonwealth Games in Manchester
Hon. Sushree Shreyasi Gopinath -Shreyasi Gopinath trained under Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan and later went on to do her post diploma at Kalakshetra, Chennai.Soorya’s National Theatre Festival this year had a novel segment, ‘Insight.’ It featured six solo dance dramas. The theme was ‘women of Indian epics’ and the characters chosen for presentation were Amrapaali, Amba, Surpanakha, Ahalya, Urvi and Bhudevi.
Hon. Sushree Deepa Shashidran - Kuchipudi Exponent,Art Motivator,Enterpreneur.She is engaged in teaching aspirants presents solo and that of her creative ensemble, conducts inspiring workshop,lec/demostration, curates dance festival,Natya Parampara Utsav at Kuchipudi Parampara foundation Banglore, a non-profit trust that she founded with eminent advisory committee to propogate Indian Art forms has been empannelled with Centre Ministry of Culture for festival of Indian aborad Empanneled member of International art organisation Spicmacay recognised artist of Kannada & Culture Govt. Of Karnataka.Apart from dance Deepa is also a professional degree Law graduate,Human Resources Specialist .
Hon. Sushree Shubhada Varadkar :- Shubhada Varadkar is a fine exponent of the Odissi form of Indian Classical Dance. A disciple of the late Padmavibhushan Guru Shri Kelucharan Mohapatra, Shubhada Varadkar is recipient of Senior Fellowship by Ministry of Culture; Governmentof India.She is an ‘A’ grade National artiste for Indian television (Doordarshan) and empanelled artiste of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi. Shubhada has been awarded prestigious awards such as“Singar Mani” “Priyadarshini” “Maharashtra Gourav” by some of the leading organisations. Recently Shubhada has received“Mahari” Award 2011of Orissa at Bhubaneswar, and“Natyaveda”2014 at Bangalore. Shubhada has performed at various festivals including theElephantaFestival, Kalidas Festival, Ellora Festival,Pune Festival, Art in Action Festival –UK, Natyanjali Festival– Chidambaram, Puri Festival, Mumbai Festival,Taj Mahotsav-Agra, ICCR’s Malhar Mahotsav – New Delhi,“Virasat Festival”to name a few. She is a founder director and chairperson of Sanskrita Foundation, a registered cultural trust operating from Mumbai.
Hon. Sushree Dr. Tanuja Nafde:- Tanuja is one of the most versatile vocalists of Hindustani Classical music. Besides featuring in numerous concerts in India and abroad she is a graded artist at All India Radio. Tanuja also composes music and have sung in Sanskrit, Bengali, Punjabi, Guajarati, Hindi, Marathi and other national languages. She teaches Indian music at Department of Music with an objective to help and nurture Hindustani Classical music, she also envisages herself as an arena for academics, educating, training and developing not only her own students, but also those interested and who reach out to her from anywhere on the globe. She had also published a book based on research findings of her Doctoral work on Raagmala paintings titled 'The Musical View of Raagmala Paintings'.Tanuja’s first love, first commitment and first passion is music, her debut album `Rang Do’ a fusion in Hindi featuring Pt. Hariharan is bound to make it big in the industry with her soothing melodious and energetic voice.
This album is a fusion that combines two styles the harmony of Western Music and Melody of Indian Music. The main characteristics of this fusion genre are variations in tempo, rhythm unfolding different colures and mood making a beautiful experience for the listeners.
Hon. Sushree Sneha Pethkar :- Renowned hindustani vocal classical who is being judging ABSS event since 2005 . Judged many programmes
Total 1200 winners were selected in the Global harmony 2018.