When thinking about the "performing arts" as a category or particular type of "the arts," music, dance, and theatre are probably the types of performance most people think of first. These are also sometimes called the "traditional" forms of performing arts. It should also be noted that other, sometimes less frequently studied forms of performing arts include: mime/pantomime, oral histories, magic, festive rites and rituals, and more.
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Scene from Act V of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet from a film version produced in 1948 by CTE Carlton in which Laurence Olivier plays the title role. Accessible to HACC students and staff through the Films on Demand database.
Segment from the video Performing Arts: Part One, a program that examines the revival of indigenous art forms. This clip shows Australian Aboriginal music and dance. Accessible to HACC students and staff through the Films on Demand database.
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