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Dhimsa (9 photos)
by Ananth Naag Kaveri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 10 N: 95] (487)

Dhimsa is a tribal dance of the tribes in the eastern part of Andhra Pradesh, like Araku Valley near Vizag and the tribal regions of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh. The dance with its simple rhythm and the earthy colours of the tribal wear focuses on the movement of the dancers without much emphasis on expression or a literary text. With an elemental rhythm and animated, quick steps with manoeuvres resembling the darting of a centipede with its raw energy captivates one.