Performing Arts

The performing arts range from vocal and instrumental music, dance and theatre, sung verse and beyond. They include numerous cultural expressions that reflect human creativity. Music is perhaps the most universal of the performing arts. It can be found in the most diverse contexts: sacred or profane, classical or popular, closely connected to work or entertainment. It can recount a community’s history, and sing the praises of a powerful person. The occasions on which music is performed are just as varied: marriages, funerals, rituals, festivities, all kinds of entertainment as well as many other social functions.Traditional performances may combine acting, throat singing, set dancing, square dancing, drum dancing, and music with an accordion or fiddle, dialogue, narration or recitation.


Intangible Cultural Heritage

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

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