a collaborative art form originating in the 1970s as a fusion of several artistic media, as painting, film, video, music, drama, and dance, and deriving in part from the 1960s performance happenings.
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Origin of performance art
First recorded in 1970–75
Related formsperformance artist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for performance art
a theatrical presentation that incorporates various art forms, such as dance, sculpture, music, etc
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