performing Arts

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The performing arts is one of the fundamental genres of the arts . The term is also used as an umbrella term for forms of art whose works are based on ephemeral performances (usually in the presence of an audience ) or representations . Due to this ephemeral character of this art form, one also speaks of ephemeral arts ( German foreign word ephemeral 'fleeting', 'transient', from ancient Greek ἐφήμερος ephēmeros 'lasting only one day', 'transient').

With reference to the professional organization International Artists lodge , often give performing artists of very different art forms consistent Artist or artist as official professional designation.


The assignment of individual art forms to ephemeral art remains in the present. This happens regardless of the fact that most works of the performing arts can be preserved today, i.e. can be recorded . Its essence lies in the orientation towards the process as opposed to the orientation towards the work itself in the sense of a materially tangible work of art . In contrast to the visual arts , when it comes to performing the performing arts , one speaks less of “creating” and more of “ staging ”. The person who stages a work, in other words “ sets it in scene ” and thus “ directs ” the representation, is also called a director .

Forms and sub-forms

The performing arts include, among other things, the classical forms counted among the “ fine arts ”, as well as numerous modern forms of expression and genres that are in the border area with other forms of performance or that overlap with them. The forms of the performing arts include in particular

with their respective sub-forms, whereby most sub-forms can occur both in pure form and in mixed forms, or are already mixed forms per se .



In particular

Media art

Concept art

See also

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wilhelm Gemoll ( Karl Vretska ; Therese Aigner (arr.)): Greek-German school and hand dictionary . Revision ( bound edition ). 10., completely reworked. Edition. Oldenbourg Schulbuchverlag , Munich 2006, ISBN 978-3-637-00234-0 (912 pages; other ISBN 978-3-637-00234-8 ).