The idea of art can be specified from the enumeration of the seven traditional or classical arts: Painting, Sculpture, Dance , Theatre, Literature , Music and Cinema . All these manifestations are an expression of creativity , that is, of art. Performing Arts
Among the arts mentioned, dance and theater are the fundamental activities for the formation of the performing arts, even more, they are so called because they are presented on some stage or stage.
The Genres of the Performing Arts
Theater and dance have very diverse genres: opera, zarzuela, traditional theatrical performances, performances, recitals, cabarets, puppets and puppets. There are a wide variety of activities from which artists can show their art to the public in a setting. The concept of scenery has changed throughout history: from classical theaters in Greece and ancient Rome to street performances today, through open-air theaters and other models of scenic spaces.
Scenography: structure and essential points
Any of the aforementioned representations involves the presence of a stage director, who coordinates the various elements that are part of a scenario: lighting, decoration, dressing room, music, ambiance, among others.
Study and training in performing arts
The aforementioned genres and the elements of the scenography indicate that the performing arts have enough identity to establish an academic formation.
Students who graduate from schools specializing in Performing Arts must be prepared for the most varied activities: interpretation techniques, fundamentals of the voice, theater history, body expression, audiovisual techniques and management of theater projects. The contents of these materials have an obvious purpose: to train future actors.
In this sense, it is important for an actor to know how to recite, dance, move the body properly and finally communicate with the general public. On the other hand, for a scenario to have life, the presence of spectators is necessary, and for that a good management strategy is needed.
Therefore, the world of performing arts encompasses three related elements: the training of performers, a scenography as a reference and the show business (known as Show Business).
An actor on stage acts as an intermediary between the creator (a theatrical author) and the audience watching the work. Thus, the actor becomes an interpreter who, guided and directed by a director, tries to convey his ideas and emotions to the spectators on stage.