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Performance Art, analagous to Live art, is a nontraditional art form that consists of or features a performance by the artist.
"At the cutting edge of ideas and expression, live art is a rejection of single artform practice and a challenge to received ways of seeing, thinking and doing. Live art poses questions of not only what art is and can be, but where it is and what it is doing there."
-Lois Keidan defines Performance Art as: art form in which live performance is the essential feature of the artwork. With roots in DADA, it originated in the happenings of the 1960s. Performance art incorporates elements from the visual arts, dance, music, pantomime, drama, and other forms; stresses spontaneity, evanescence, and originality; and often exhibits a keen sense of absurdity, humor, or pathos. Performance artists are varied in background and style, and include such figures as Laurie Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Bill Irwin, Reno, the Blue Man Group, and John Kelly.
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Moore-Borau Productions - Creation and production in all aspects of Vegas and Paris style revue shows, musical theatre and entertainment for dinner theatre, cruise ships and cabaret. Contact information included. Religious Skits - Ideas for skits with religious themes. Harrison&Ford House Gymnastics - Cross breed of yoga, breakdancing, climbing and gymnastics in domestic and public settings. Photos included. Located in Nottingham, England. The Performance Art Team - Article by Harold Olejarz on project about colored sculptures worn in interactive performances at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Ridgeword, NJ. Single Wing Turquoise Bird - Features spontaneous imagery created by visual artists for live audiences. Contact information included. Fado Performance Inc. - Toronto, Canada-based non-profit artist-run centre for performance art featuring projects by artists from around the world. The Bat Guano Museum of Art - Sculpture, photo art, performance art, galleries, artists and links. Artsadmin - Project and image archives and current news and dates for associated artists in Toynbee Studios, London. Contact information included Centre for Performance Research - Multi-faceted theatre organization, based in Wales and working internationally, producing workshops, performances, festivals, conferences and publishing projects. Walking in the Sunlight - Walking and consciousness. Artistic explorations and thoughts about walking and free circulation. Site in English and French. Clear Lake Performing Arts - Organization promotes classical music by presenting professional artists in concert throughout the year. Located in Clearlake, California. Salsadallas - A Latin dance web site with company information and a forum. Located in Dallas, Texas. World Gate Entertainmnent - Specialty acts for events, theme parks, casinos and weddings. Contact information included. Anna's The Oh My Gosh Co. - Classes in various styles of performing arts. Located in North-East Madison, Ohio. Cyburbia Productions - Focuses on the collaborative creation of live movies, syntheses of cinema, theater and music. Ellen Lawrence Weiner - Represents performing artists/educators in various artistic disciplines such as theater, puppetry, music and storytelling. Contact information included.
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