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Performing arts, a term that had its first appearance in the English language in the 18th century, include such arts as dance, music, opera and theater. Performing Arts furnish you with terms, jargon and terminology related to dance and theater. It is your place where words are brought into the spotlight and the main actors are definitions of technical arts terms. Performing Arts is an ongoing project and aims to become a reference source dedicated to all branches of the Performing arts.

If you passed by looking for technical terms related to music and opera you may visit this set of music dictionaries.

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