Performing Arts

Arts that depend upon performances given by actors, musicians, poets, etc., and/or by public participation. Examples include ballet, other dance, singing, playing musical instruments, theater, cinema, television, pageants, circus, etc., which are presented to the attention of observers through the live or recorded actions of the artists.

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14580
Names
performing arts
arts, performing
uitvoerende kunsten Dutch
arts du spectacle French
Darstellende Kunst German
darstellende Künste German
arti dello spettacolo Italian
artes interpretativas Spanish
scenkonst Swedish
utövande konst Swedish
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Arts that depend upon performances given by actors, musicians, poets, etc., and/or by public participation. Examples include ballet, other dance, singing, playing musical instruments, theater, cinema, television, pageants, circus, etc., which are presented to the attention of observers through the live or recorded actions of the artists.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300054140. The J. Paul Getty Trust.