Which among the following dances of India is generally performed by both men and women together?

Answer: [C] Dangi Nritya

Dangi Nritya:

Dangi nritya is a favourite dance of tribal of Dangs in Southern Gujarat. The tribe kokans, warlis and bhils perform this dance on every joyous occasion like Diwali, Holi or wedding. Typically tribal way, men and women make a chain holding hands and dance for hours. The main Kahalya (sharnai) player changes tune and the dancers change their movements.

Lambadi Dance

Lambadi is the folk dance of Andhra Pradesh, which originated at Anupu Village. It is a dance form in which the tribal women dance in harmony to the tunes of the drums played by tribal males. It is done to offer respect to their God and worship for an excellent yield. Lambadis are basically semi-nomadic tribes and they are now slowly but surely heading towards civilization. They are also known as Banjaras or  Sengalis. Lambadi dance is usually restricted to the tribal females and the participation of males is only on the odd occasion.

Perini Thandavam

The Perini Thandavam is a male dance of the warriors. As a part of tradition, the warriors performed this dominant dance in front of the idol of Nataraja or Lord Shiva, before leaving for the battlefield. This is popular in some parts of Andhra Pradesh state. In earlier times the rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty patronized this form of dance. The Perini dance is performed to the accompaniment of the beat of the drums.


In Jammu & Kashmir, Rouf is considered as one of the most prominent dance form. This dance art has always been an element of Kashmiri life since primeval times. It is performed by Kashmiri women in order to welcome the spring season.

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