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performance art

noun
1.
a collaborative art form originating in the 1970s as a fusion of several artistic media, as painting, film, video, music, drama, and dance, and deriving in part from the 1960s performance happenings.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
Related forms
performance artist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for performance art

performance art

noun
1.
a theatrical presentation that incorporates various art forms, such as dance, sculpture, music, etc
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