Histories of Performances
Also, the performing arts must be in real time and at a theater. The word theater was derived from the Greek word “Theatron” whch means seeing. Many thinkk a theate is refined to just one place or building. A theater is any location with an audience. The word theatre could also mean company, troupe, of people or porfessionals. In terms of a company, theatre mean the body of ideas, the rights to the plays being preformed, the contract bewteen the perfomers and management.
Performance Art also meant that it was art that could not be bought, sold or traded as a commodity. Actually, the latter sentence is of major importance. Performance artists saw (and see) the movement as a means of taking their art directly to a public forum, thus completely eliminating the need for galleries, agents, brokers, tax accountants and any other aspect of capitalism.
The audience, not used to any scenes like that at all, reacted often with extreme disgust, anger and rejection. Tumults broke out again and again, that soon became integrated and consciously provocative parts of the shows, forcing the spectators out of their passive roles and to produce new thought-provoking impulses (Lebel, Jean-Jaques, 1965).
Boccioni, Umberto: Die futuristische Malerei – Technisches Manifest, in: Jappe, Elisabeth: Performance, Ritual, Prozess. Handbuch der Aktionskunst in Europa, München – New York: Prestel Verlag 1993, p.11
Actions from: „Disconcerted states of mind“ by Giacomo Balla, in a description by Goldberg, RoseLee: Performance Art – From Futurism to the Present, New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc. 1988, p. 28
Jones, Amelia: BodyArt/Performing the subject, Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press 1998, p. 63 14 Cf.