Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term Performance Art.

On Performance Art’s official page, our friends at the New York Neo-Futurists defined the term as “a time-based, irreproducible event that leaves a residual effect.”

But now we want to know what Performance Art means to you. You can use the comments section to

— suggest additional definitions

— tell us your favorite Performance Art stories (What do you think performance art is? Why? Have you seen performance art? What was it like?)

— link to other sites or videos that seem performance art-appropriate

If you’d like to make a performance art video of your own, then we’d love to hear from you! Just email us through our contact page. Tell us about yourself and why you want to make a video. We’ll be in touch ASAP and give you details on how to add your video to the Theatre Dictionary!


Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor