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Performance is a term used to describe the 'performance', by the cast[?], of a dramatic or artistic production[?], such as a play, opera, operetta, ballet, musical, or of circus acts, etc. This may take place daily, or at some other regular interval.

A music performance is called a concert or a recital[?]. It may be indoors in a concert hall or outdoors in a field, and people may be required to be very quiet, or they may be able to sing and dance along with the music. In a street concert by one or more street musicians, often the public consists of people who happen to pass by; paying is not compulsory, but welcomed.

Similarly street performances are carried out by other street artists, e.g. performing acrobatics. The same applies in other public places.

The word is also used to describe the 'performance' of an actor(ess), or artiste in such a production. Or in a solo capacity; such as a mime artist[?], comedian, conjurer[?], etc.

See also Performance art.

Some special concerts:

Performance, in a business context, refers to the activity of a unit (be it individual, team, department, or division) of an organization intended to accomplish some desired result.

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