What is performance?

  • (noun): Any recognized accomplishment.
    Example: "They admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Performance

A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers behave in a particular way for another group of people, the audience. Choral music and ballet are examples. Usually the performers participate in rehearsals beforehand. Afterwards audience members often applaud.

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Some articles on performance:

35th Tony Awards - Winners and Nominees
... The Moony Shapiro Songbook Mary Kyte – Tintypes Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play Ian ...
Cyrix 6x86 - Performance
... Cyrix used a PR rating (Performance Rating) to relate their performance to the Intel P5 Pentium (pre-P55C), because a 6x86 at a lower clock rate outperformed the ... However, the PR rating was not an entirely truthful representation of the 6x86's performance ... While the 6x86's integer performance was significantly higher than P5 Pentium's, it's floating point performance was more mediocre—between 2 and 4 times the performance of the 486 FPU per ...
R. Kelly - Grammy Awards
... Record of the Year Nominated Song of the Year Nominated Best Male R B Vocal Performance Won Best R B Song Won Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Won 1999 "I'm Your ... Best R B Album Nominated "Satisfy You" Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated 2001 "I Wish" Best Male R B Vocal Performance Nominated 2003 "The World's Greatest" Best Male R B Vocal ...
Rent (musical) - Productions - Original Broadway Production
... topics and innovative pricing, including same day-of-performance $20 tickets, helped to increase the popularity of musical theater amongst the younger generation ... Awards in 1996 and won four Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Heredia) On April 24, 2006, the ... This performance raised over $2,000,000 for the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation, Friends In Deed and New York Theatre Workshop ...

More definitions of "performance":

  • (noun): The act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it.
    Example: "They criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance"
    Synonyms: execution, carrying out, carrying into action
  • (noun): The act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment.
    Example: "We congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
  • (noun): Process or manner of functioning or operating.
    Example: "They compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"
    Synonyms: operation, functioning

Famous quotes containing the word performance:

    True balance requires assigning realistic performance expectations to each of our roles. True balance requires us to acknowledge that our performance in some areas is more important than in others. True balance demands that we determine what accomplishments give us honest satisfaction as well as what failures cause us intolerable grief.
    Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)

    Tennis is more than just a sport. It’s an art, like the ballet. Or like a performance in the theater. When I step on the court I feel like Anna Pavlova. Or like Adelina Patti. Or even like Sarah Bernhardt. I see the footlights in front of me. I hear the whisperings of the audience. I feel an icy shudder. Win or die! Now or never! It’s the crisis of my life.
    Bill Tilden (1893–1953)

    The audience is the most revered member of the theater. Without an audience there is no theater. Every technique learned by the actor, every curtain, every flat on the stage, every careful analysis by the director, every coordinated scene, is for the enjoyment of the audience. They are our guests, our evaluators, and the last spoke in the wheel which can then begin to roll. They make the performance meaningful.
    Viola Spolin (b. 1911)