Art has played a diverse range of roles throughout the history. It has been a mode of creative expression, a conveyance of emotion and also a representation of history, tradition and culture. There are different types of arts and one most popular form of it is performing arts.
In comparison to visual arts where artists use various materials like paint or canvass to create images or objects in the form of photography, painting and sculpture, artists engaging in performing arts use their body, vocals and facial expressions to form and convey creative, artistic fabrications. Most of these human activities are done in front of a live audience, however, there are also particular forms which are performed and shown in the television and other mediums. If you are one of those who want to engage in arts, and is still undecided on the kind of performing arts you want to immerse yourself into, here is a guide on the types of this art to choose from.
The word “music” originated from the Greek term “mousike” which means art of the muses. Common music elements include rhythm, pitch, dynamics and timbre. But its essence, definition and performance differ from one place to another as it represents a certain culture or tradition.
In addition to this, music can also be divided into different genres or subgenres. The most popular ones in the contemporary times are RnB, Hip Hop and Pop. This form of performing arts is not static. As time passes by, music also evolves and transforms into something new.
A circus is a group of stunt-oriented individuals who specialize on object manipulation, magic and acrobatic performances. Engendered from the Latin word “circus”, this type of performing arts is commonly conducted in front of a live audience. Activities involved in circuses necessitate intensive training and skills. Examples of these are gymnastics, aerial acts and even, magic. Special effects and elaborate costumes and props were specifically made to create an illusion of a perceived magical reality to the audience. There are also extreme stunts performed set to shock the audience like sword swallowing, human cannonball and fire eating.
This involves a rhythmic movement of the body commonly accompanied with music. Just like other forms of art, dance also varies from culture to culture. It is used as a means to social interaction, entertainment, emotional expression, exercise and conveyance of ideas or concepts. Functions of dances may range from ceremonial and cultural to competitive or erotic ones.
No matter what kind of performing arts you choose, it is very important that you know where your passion lies. Finding enjoyment in it will motivate you to develop your craft in performing arts.