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Performing Arts/Performance Arts

Performance, in everyday life, refers to acts done to obtain a result. Performing arts refers to live art events executed by one or more performers. They can comprise theater, musical comedy, dance, and opera: art forms that create art through the performances of people rather than by creating objects, forms of art that still have a continuing appeal even in the media age (film, television, and the Internet) where usually one hears or assists at reproductions of live events via a medium.

Performing arts have mainly a “social” appeal—they collect people around the happening, whereas the Internet, in contrast with television, has shifted the focus toward subjective and (identity) issues: Facebook and YouTube subscribers and communities are often used as means to confer “distinction” (Bourdieu 1984) ...

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