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Pentharumo Nritham

Pentharumo Nritham is a group-dance mainly performed by womens. Atfirst, the performers link their arms and form two lines facing each other. They move forward and backwards to the rhythm of songs, swaying head and body in perfect unison. The songs accompannied are in the form of questions and answers in which one group request the other to give them a girl. The request is promptly refused, but is repeated along with offers of various ransoms and rewards and turned down time and again. In the end, a mock trail of war is executed between the two groups.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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