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  • asked in Performing Arts 13th Apr '17:

    How would you describe the difference between performance and theater?.

    Silvy Panet-Raymond replied 28th Apr '17:

    Different skill sets, different types of preparation. Theatre seeks conforming even when deforming, i.e. recognizing references

    Performance challenges instructions, agency,bearer.

    Differentiating being in the here and now. Who is here. What is now
    Performance - de-forming to per-forming.

    Merriam-Webster says:
    Definition of per
    : by the means or agency of : through per bearer
    : with respect to every member of a specified group : for each
    : according to —often used with as per instructions as per usual

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