What is 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
    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:

Joe Satriani - Awards and 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 ...
R. Kelly - Grammy Awards
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 higher-clocked P5 Pentium ... However, the PR rating was not an entirely 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 ...
Rent (musical) - Productions - Original Broadway Production
... The production's controversial topics and innovative pricing, including same day-of-performance $20 tickets, helped to increase the popularity of musical theater amongst the ... Best Book, Best Original Score and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Heredia) On April 24, 2006, the original Broadway cast reunited for a ... This performance raised over $2,000,000 for the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation, Friends In Deed and New York Theatre Workshop ...
35th Tony Awards - Winners and Nominees
... Street Monty Norman and Julian More – The Moony Shapiro Songbook Mary Kyte – Tintypes Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Best Performance by a ...

More definitions of "performance":

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

    Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)

    The honor my country shall never be stained by an apology from me for the statement of truth and the performance of duty; nor can I give any explanation of my official acts except such as is due to integrity and justice and consistent with the principles on which our institutions have been framed.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

    When a book, any sort of book, reaches a certain intensity of artistic performance it becomes literature. That intensity may be a matter of style, situation, character, emotional tone, or idea, or half a dozen other things. It may also be a perfection of control over the movement of a story similar to the control a great pitcher has over the ball.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)