performing arts

arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing.

1945–50 Unabridged
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performing arts
pl n
the arts that are primarily performed before an audience, such as dance and drama

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Example sentences
He had not been raised to appreciate the decorative arts-nor the visual and performing arts, for that matter.
Victoria tourists can view works of art in museums and galleries, and witness a variety of performing arts.
It's located in the city's financial and performing arts districts.
In some ways, times are tough in the performing arts.
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