The phrase Performing arts constitutes a collective term for all arts utilizing live performance of any kind (song, music, dance, movement, theatre, acrobatics, etc) as part of a performance or event. It is often used in contrast to creative arts, though the performing arts often involve visual and aural art forms in costume written or oral texts, set and costume designs, soundscapes, etc.
South African companies and entities, and disciplinary descriptions using the term
The Performing Arts Councils of South Africa
BA Performing and Visual Art, University of the Witwatersrand
Performing and Fine Arts Department of the American International School of Johannesburg
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