Performance - Performance Genres

Performance Genres

Examples of performance genres include:

  • musical genres:
    • concert
    • recital
    • music competition
  • theatrical genres:
    • play
    • opera
    • operetta
    • ballet and other types of dance
    • musical theater
  • other genres:
    • circus acts
    • performance art
    • live art
    • performance poetry
    • busking
    • magic (illusion)
    • storytelling

Music performance (a concert or a recital) may take place indoors in a concert hall or outdoors in a field, and may require the audience to remain very quiet, or encourage them to sing and dance along with the music.

A performance may also describe the way in which an actor performs. In a solo capacity, it may also refer to a mime artist, comedian, conjurer, or other entertainer.

  • Palermo Concertmaster Salvatore Greco in performance

  • A U.S. Navy sailor singing on a stage at a sporting event.

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