performance art

noun
  1. 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.

Origin of performance art

First recorded in 1970–75
Related formsperformance artist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for performance art

performance art

noun
  1. a theatrical presentation that incorporates various art forms, such as dance, sculpture, music, etc
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