Theatre, dance and music are some of the oldest forms of art that still exist. Consequently, the course Performing Arts is the first of a number of specialist courses in the Arts Management Programme. Dramatic art includes both traditional and experimental theatre, as well as stand-up, musicals and revues. Moreover, the concept of dramatic art also covers traditional forms of opera and ballet. In this context the music is limited to the classical music that is performed in concert halls and other arenas. A common aspect of dramatic art and orchestral activities is that they are performing arts; it is about a performance here and now for a specific audience. The condition of performance in these sectors pose a number of financial, marketing and organizational challenges that will be dealt with in the course.
The general characteristics, value chains and industrial structure of the performing enterprises:
Institutional theatres, independent theatre groups and private theatres
National and regional opera
National ballet and independent dance ensembles
Orchestras and music ensembles
The history of the performing arts enterprises
Traditional forms of art in a new time
The cultural policy and forms of funding of the performing arts enterprises
Public support and income from private sponsors
The forms of organization of the performing arts enterprises
Institutions, projects, festivals, networks and hybrid forms
Market-economic challenges for the performing arts
Relations with other cultural and social sectors
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