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performing arts

plural noun

  1. arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing.


performing arts

plural noun

  1. the arts that are primarily performed before an audience, such as dance and drama


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Word History and Origins

Origin of performing arts1

First recorded in 1945–50

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Example Sentences

I think being onstage, whether it’s television or reality, or whether it’s movies, or a play, dance, I just think it’s all a performing arts situation.

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It starts off as a love story between two kids at a high-achieving performing arts high school.

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With transmission of the virus still relatively high or surging again in big cities, many performing arts organizations are turning to livestreaming and outdoor performances, or canceling their fall and winter programs altogether.

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Like the collaborative, experimental performing arts center itself, Hilton says that “atmosphere is a key component to our menu.”

Residents in rural counties that host performing arts organizations earn up to $6,000 more than those without them.

From Ozy

She attended a multicultural performing arts school and swam competitively.

She began performing in off-Broadway musicals and attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts.

Its pleasures are undoubtedly visual, but also more cerebral than many of the other performing arts.

He was a performing arts student at South Thames College, where he played the lead in Othello in 2010.

In 2009, he played Iago, opposite John Ortiz as Othello, at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

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