The performing arts use the artist's body, face, and voice to create “live art” that can be enjoyed by an audience. The performing arts require high levels of talent and creativity, requiring great physical and mental exertion during performances. The performing arts express human culture across a broad time span of human history. This entry discusses the nature of performing arts careers as well as the ways in which gifted students are involved in performing arts.

The performing arts involve the artist's own body, face, and physical presence. Performing arts include dancing, singing, acting, circus performances, theater, film, opera, music, and acrobatics. The performing arts take place before a live audience, and exist in real life for a finite amount of time. Artists who participate in ...

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