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Performing arts refers to forms of art in which artists use their voices, bodies or inanimate objects to convey artistic expression. It is different from visual arts, which is when artists use paint, canvas or various materials to create physical or static art objects. Performing arts include a range of disciplines which are performed in front of a live audience, inducing theatre, music, and dance.

Theatre, music, dance and object manipulation, and other kinds of performances are present in all human cultures. The history of music and dance date to pre-historic times whereas circus skills date to at least Ancient Egypt. Many performing arts are performed professionally. Performance can be in purpose built buildings, such as theatres and opera houses, on open air stages at festivals, on stages in tents such as circuses and on the street.

Live performances before an audience are a form of entertainment. The development of audio and video recording has allowed for private consumption of the performing arts.

The performing arts often aims to express one's emotions and feelings.

Performing arts Media

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L'antica mvsica ridotta alla moderna prattica, Copy 2
Istitvtioni harmoniche del rev. messere Gioseffo Zarlino, title page
Divers & sundry waies of two parts in one, to the number of fortie, uppon one playnsong
Rappresentazione di Dafne: favola pastorale
Parthenia in-violata: or, Mayden-musicke for the virginalls and bass-viol
The Temple of Music
Johannes Kepler's Cubus; Tetrahedron
Johannes Kepler's Ornaments Mm through Xx
Claudio Monteverdi, [no. 3]
Collection of lute music in French lute tablature
... In allen meinen Thaten: a 4 voci. 2 Hautb. 2 Violini, Viola e Continuo
Sinfonie a due violini e basso
Johann Sebastian Bach
Marie Anne Mozart, [no. 4]
Two favorite minuets: for the German flute, violin, and harpsichord
The Anacreontic song sung by Mr. Incledon with great applause
Six songs; for the harpsichord or piano forte, composed by Mrs. Pownall and J. Hewitt; to which are added and selected Rossetti's celebrated La chasse, and a duet for two voices. Price two dollars.
Joseph Haydn - Sketch for "Die Vorstellung des Chaos"
Entstehung, Fortgang und ietzige Beschaffenheit der russischen Iagdmusik
Sonates à deux violonchelles, op. 1-4
Silas Dickinson's book
The importance and propriety of a better system of musical education: as a medium for moral training
Ribbon dance
Demetrio e Polibio, Vol. 2
Constance Mozart en 1802
The Star Spangled Banner.
Letter Monday, to Rachela [Rachele Negri?]
Notice adressée à la Société libre d'émulation de Rouen
Mazurier, rôle de Joko.
Maria Malibran, [no. 7]
Nicolo Paganini, [no. 1]
La cambiale di matrimonio : farsa
FMB an Rebecka, 11 April 1832
FMB an Abraham, 24 April 1832
Rondeau elegant pour le piano forte, op. 16
Premièr grand concerto pour le piano forte, op. 11
FMB an Lea, 19. Juli 1835
MB an Paul, 18. Februar 1838.
MB an Lea, 14. Februar 1838.
MB an Rebecka,  27. Februar 1838.
MB an Lea, 15. März 1838.
MB an Lea, 24. Februar 1838.
MB an Lea, 11. März 1838.
MB an Lea,  21. Februar 1838.
MB an Lea,  28. Dezember 1838
MB an Lea, 12. Dezember 1838.
MB an Lea, 2. Februar 1839
MB.  8. März 1839.
Marie Taglioni als Sylphide
FMB an Lea, 6. Februar 1839.
Photocopy of holograph 2
Auguste Rodin - Gustav Mahler - Büste von Auguste Rodin.
Holograph 1
Photocopy of holograph 1
Holograph 2
The Harrison medal minstrel : comprising a collection of the most popular patriotic songs
Fr. Chopin
FMB an Lea, 28. Nov.1842
Fantaisie pour le piano, op. 49 F minor
Juvenile songs, religious, moral, and sentimental : with brief exercises, adapted to the purposes of primary instruction
FMB an Paul, 5 & 6, Dec.1842
FMB an Paul
L'Enlèvement d'Hèlène opp. p. 224
FMB an Rebecka Lejeune Dirichlet, 30 June 1843.
FMB an Paul, 10. Marz 1843
FMB an Paul, 21 July 1844
FMB an Paul, 11 December 1844
FMB an Paul, 27or 26 Dec. 1844
Louise Fleury as the Beauty of Ghent.
FMB an Johann August Andre, 28 May 1845
FMB an Paul, 27 February 1845
Cinque etudes pour le violon seul, ov. 33
W. A. Mozart, [no. 73]
Gottschalk at Chickering piano,  [no. 14]
Louis Moreau Gottschalk, [no. 83]
Ole Bull, no. 25
Max Maretzek, [no. 1]
Group portrait of the Germania Musical Society [Carl Bergmann, Leader seated in front holding piece of music].
Bouffes-Parisiens; Offenbach als Leierkastenmann opp. p. 192
Letter of Dec. 30, 1858
Live Oak polka
Gustav Mahler. Facsimile of first page of "Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?"
Offenbach-Karikatur anlässlich der Auffuhrung von "Vert-Vert," 1869; Offenbach-Karikatur von Gill, 1861 opp. p. 208
Monitor grand march
Mathilde Wesendonck, [no. 3]
President Lincoln's funeral march
Auber
Ida Lewis mazurka
Skizzen aus dem Leben der musik-Gesellschaft Germania, title page
John Chippendale Montesquieu Bellew - actors & actresses
Kyrle Bellew - actors & actresses
Kyrle Bellew - actors & actresses
Kyrle Bellew, studio Falk B.J. Benjamin - actors & actresses
Kyrle Bellew - actors & actresses
Kyrle Bellew - actors & actresses
Kyrle Bellew - actors & actresses
Kyrle Bellew - actors & actresses
Kyrle Bellew - actors & actresses
Kyrle Bellew - actors & actresses
Kyrle Bellew, studio Falk B.J. Benjamin - actors & actresses
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