Performing Arts

performing arts

pl n

the arts that are primarily performed before an audience, such as dance and drama
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Noun 1. performing arts - arts or skills that require public performanceperforming arts – arts or skills that require public performance

musical performance – the act of performing music
dancingterpsichoredancesaltation – taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
actingperformingplayactingplaying – the performance of a part or role in a drama
artshumanistic disciplinehumanitiesliberal arts – studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); “the college of arts and sciences”
direct – guide the actors in (plays and films)
cast – select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; “He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona”
recast – cast again, in a different role; “He was recast as Iago”
miscast – cast an actor, singer, or dancer in an unsuitable role
typecast – cast repeatedly in the same kind of role
stage direct – direct for the stage
stagepresentrepresent – perform (a play), especially on a stage; “we are going to stage `Othello'”
stunt – perform a stunt or stunts
blaze away – perform (an acting passage) brilliantly and rapidly; “Mr. Jones blazed away in one passage after another to loud applause”
perform – give a performance (of something); “Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight”; “We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera”
grandstand – perform ostentatiously in order to impress the audience and with an eye to the applause; “She never misses a chance to grandstand”
underperform – perform too rarely; “Her plays are underperformed, although they are very good”
sight-singsightsing – sing from a score without having seen it before; “This tenor can sightsing even the most difficult pieces”
give – perform for an audience; “Pollini is giving another concert in New York”
play – perform on a certain location; “The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16”; “She has been playing on Broadway for years”
play – be performed or presented for public viewing; “What’s playing in the local movie theater?”; “`Cats’ has been playing on Broadway for many years”
debut – appear for the first time in public; “The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent Garden, is already sold out”
debut – make one’s debut; “This young soprano debuts next month at the Metropolitan Opera”
debut – present for the first time to the public; “The band debuts a new song or two each month”
premierpremiere – perform a work for the first time
premierpremiere – be performed for the first time; “We premiered the opera of the young composer and it was a critical success”
auditiontry out – perform in order to get a role; “She auditioned for a role on Broadway”
read – audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; “He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar’ at Stratford this year”
actplayrepresent – play a role or part; “Gielgud played Hamlet”; “She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role”; “She played the servant to her husband’s master”
practiserehearsepractice – engage in a rehearsal (of)
impersonateportray – assume or act the character of; “She impersonates Madonna”; “The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man”
interpretrender – give an interpretation or rendition of; “The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully”
subtitle – supply (a movie) with subtitles
costume – furnish with costumes; as for a film or play
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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