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  1. performing artsnoun

    arts or skills that require public performance


  1. performing artsnoun

    The arts involving performance, such as dance, theatre, singing, etc.


  1. Performing arts

    The performing arts are arts such as music, dance, and drama which are performed for an audience. They are different from the visual arts, which are the use of paint, canvas or various materials to create physical or static art objects. Performing arts include a range of disciplines which are performed in front of a live audience, including theatre, music, and dance. Theatre, music, dance, object manipulation, and other kinds of performances are present in all human cultures. The history of music and dance date to pre-historic times whereas circus skills date to at least Ancient Egypt. Many performing arts are performed professionally. Performance can be in purpose-built buildings, such as theatres and opera houses, on open air stages at festivals, on stages in tents such as circuses or on the street. Live performances before an audience are a form of entertainment. The development of audio and video recording has allowed for private consumption of the performing arts. The performing arts often aims to express one's emotions and feelings.


  1. performing arts

    Performing arts refer to various forms of creative expression that are primarily demonstrated through live performances, involving a physical presence and interaction between performers and an audience. It encompasses a wide range of disciplines such as dance, music, theater, opera, and spoken word. These art forms often include elements of storytelling, movement, sound, visual effects, and emotional engagement, showcasing the talents and skills of artists who bring their artistic visions to life on stage or in front of a camera.


  1. Performing arts

    Performing arts are art forms in which artists use their body or voice to convey artistic expression—as opposed to visual arts, in which artists use paint/canvas or various materials to create physical art objects. The first recorded use of the term performing arts was in 1711.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of performing arts in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of performing arts in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. The Fisher family:

    We know our late father would be gratified to see such commitment and dedication to the performing arts continue at Lincoln Center.

  2. Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles:

    The tickets at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts have been a long-standing tradition for The Interior Department, and after an ethics and legal review, it was confirmed that the tickets are government property and may be used by The Interior Department for authorized purposes.

  3. Uta Hagan:

    More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.

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