Since the dawn of time dancers, singers, comedians, actors, poets, writers, musicians, athletes and artists have amused and thrilled us with their talents.
Performance is the act of entertaining somebody else.
It requires a certain self-consciousness.
An awareness of the audience and a desire to please the spectators.
Now ask yourself: does this definition fit a martial art? Is this what martial arts are really about?
The danger with performance art is that the performer can sometimes take themselves far too seriously.
Singing a song is hardly comparable to helping the needy, the sick or seeking a cure for cancer.