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Dommarata Folk art with music, dance and speech
Yakshaganam Stick play
Kati Papalu Beating of the Dolu
Kolattam Religious magical function of the death

1. A-ii, B-i, C-iii, D-iv
2. A-iii, B-i, C-iv, D-ii
3. A-iii, B-iv, C-i, D-ii
4. A-i, B-iv, C-ii, D-iii

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : A-iii, B-i, C-iv, D-ii

The Correct answer is A-iii, B-i, C-iv, D-ii.

  • Dommarata:
    • Dommarata is a historic folk dance, involving both men and women who perform dance together as a group.
    • Women dance in rhythm with special steps, while men balance wooden sticks made of Bamboo or other wood forms, on their shoulder.
    • Other men slowly climb the wooden sticks and balance themselves, in tune with the rhythm.
    • This dance is prevalent in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Yakshagana:
    • One of the most important folk theatres of Karnataka and Kasaragod .yakhaganam has carved a unique niche for these two places in the cultural map of India.
    • The name Yakshagana suggests the music of celestial beings.
    • Yakshagana is a musical dance drama. Singing and drumming merge with dancing, and words with gestural interpretation and players clad in costumes of striking colour and contours are parts of the dance form.
    • In Yakshagana music and speech go hand in hand and both could reach a good distance without our modern sound system.
  • ​Kati Papalu:
    • It means cremation ground keepers.
    • Religious art form prevalent in Telangana.
    • The  Kati  Kaparlu or  Kati  Papalu earn their livelihood by performing jugglery in the villages and collecting toll at the cremation grounds when the dead bodies are brought for cremation.
    • When the bodies are brought to the cremation ground/graveyard they play musical instruments while dancing,  and eulogising the departed soul and demand the toll. 
  • ​Kolattam:
    • This is a stick dance and a very popular dance in Andhra Pradesh.
    • The dance form was originated in the Seventh century.
    • This dance form has various names, in various regions of India. In Andhra Pradesh, this dance called as KolKollannalu, Kolattam and Kolannalu.
    • In the early days, the dance was performed by women only, gradually the changes occurred in this dance and now the dance was performed by both male and female.
    • The dance is the combination of rhythmic movements, songs, and music.
    • The dance is performed by 8 to 40 artists as a group and every two artists grouped as a pair.
    • Each one holds the two sticks and moves the sticks according to their leader movements. 

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