The performing arts, also one of the basic genres of art, is one of the “ephemeral” arts. This means that the performances of the performing arts are transient. In these performances, which take place mainly on a stage and which are mainly acting or dancing, usually audience is present. It’s a transient pleasure and the art form you can not touch will eventually come to an end.
Fortunately, today one is able to “conserve” this fleeting art form by recording it. So you can almost take the artist on tape, CD or any other storage medium home and watch the performance as often as you want.
The forms and sub-forms of the performing arts, such as theater, dance, media art and conceptual art also count among the “fine arts”.