What is performance?

  • (noun): Any recognized accomplishment.
    Example: "They admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Performance

A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers behave in a particular way for another group of people, the audience. Choral music and ballet are examples. Usually the performers participate in rehearsals beforehand. Afterwards audience members often applaud.

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Some articles on performance:

R. Kelly - Grammy Awards
... of the Year Nominated Song of the Year Nominated Best Male R B Vocal Performance Won Best R B Song Won Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Won 1999 "I'm Your Angel" Best Pop ... Best R B Album Nominated "Satisfy You" Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated 2001 "I Wish" Best Male R B Vocal Performance Nominated 2003 "The World's Greatest" Best Male R B Vocal Performance ...
35th Tony Awards - Winners and Nominees
... More – The Moony Shapiro Songbook Mary Kyte – Tintypes Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play Ian McKellen – Amadeus as Antonio Salieri ...
Joe Satriani - Awards and Nominations - Nominations
... Nominations Year Album Category 1989 "Always With Me, Always With You" Best Pop Instrumental Performance Surfing with the Alien Best Rock Instrumental Performance 1990 "The Crush of Love" Best Rock Instrumental ...
Cyrix 6x86 - Performance
... Cyrix used a PR rating (Performance Rating) to relate their performance to the Intel P5 Pentium (pre-P55C), because a 6x86 at a lower clock rate outperformed the ... truthful representation of the 6x86's performance ... While the 6x86's integer performance was significantly higher than P5 Pentium's, it's floating point performance was more mediocre—between 2 and 4 times the performance of ...
Rent (musical) - Productions - Original Broadway Production
... topics and innovative pricing, including same day-of-performance $20 tickets, helped to increase the popularity of musical theater amongst the younger generation ... ten Tony Awards in 1996 and won four Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Heredia) On April 24, 2006 ... This performance raised over $2,000,000 for the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation, Friends In Deed and New York Theatre Workshop ...

More definitions of "performance":

  • (noun): Process or manner of functioning or operating.
    Example: "They compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"
    Synonyms: operation, functioning
  • (noun): The act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it.
    Example: "They criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance"
    Synonyms: execution, carrying out, carrying into action
  • (noun): The act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment.
    Example: "We congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"

Famous quotes containing the word performance:

    No performance is worth loss of geniality. ‘Tis a cruel price we pay for certain fancy goods called fine arts and philosophy.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe or Andromaque.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)