Introduction to the Dhimsa of Andhra Pradesh:
The Dhimsa Dance is a dance of the young and the old alike. Both men and women can participate in this dance. The basic feature of the Dhimsa Dance is its attempt to establish friendship between the neighboring villages. The communities join hands and this is perhaps another important aspect of this dance. This facet also distinguishes the Dhimsa Dance from the rest.
The Dhimsa dance is held during the months of March and April. It is generally performed during the wedding occasions when the performers bedeck themselves with ornate jewelry and dance in tune to the drum beats. The Dhimsa dance is also performed by the performers during the time of the other festivals like anniversaries and yearly celebrations.
Description of the Dhimsa Dance:
Various types of instruments accompany this dance. They include the Mori, Kiridi, Tudumu, Dappu and Jodukommulu. There are various types of Dhimsa Dance. They are Boda Dhimsa, Gunduri Dhimsa and Goddi Beta Dimsa, Tola Dhimsa, Kunda Dihimsa, Baya Dhimsa.