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The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. Artists who participate in these arts are called performers, including actors, comedians, singers, dancers, and musicians.


There is also a specialized form of fine art in which the artist performs his or her work live to an audience. This is called Performance Art.


The performing arts differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artist's own body, face and/or presence as a medium while the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some art object. Of course, most performance art also involves some form of plastic art, perhaps in the creation of props. Dance was often referred to as a plastic art during the Modern dance era.


Performers often adapt their appearance by special clothing, stage makeup, etc.


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Perform :: d20srd.org (420 words)
Each of the nine categories of the Perform skill includes a variety of methods, instruments, or techniques, a small list of which is provided for each category below.
A bard must have at least 3 ranks in a Perform skill to inspire courage in his allies, or to use his countersong or his fascinate ability.
A bard needs 6 ranks in a Perform skill to inspire competence, 9 ranks to use his suggestion ability, 12 ranks to inspire greatness, 15 ranks to use his song of freedom ability, 18 ranks to inspire heroics, and 21 ranks to use his mass suggestion ability.
Welcome to Perform - Drama workshops for Under 8s, across London and the South East (189 words)
The original songs and dances are brilliant, the personal attention each child receives is tremendous and the end-of-term presentations are really inspiring.
If you want to build your childÂ’s confidence, improve their concentration or give them a creative outlet to make new friends and have fun, come & try a FREE Drama Workshop at Perform.
From our experience, we believe the best time to do this is when they are under 8 which is why we're the specialist in this age group.
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