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Chapter 3: THE COMBINED

ARTS
The combined arts can be refer to eventsthat
combine variety of media or materials which
can be both seen and heard, and which exist in
both space and time (Ortiz 40).

Combined arts can mean several different


things. It can refer to a collection of didifferent
art mediums, such as painting,singing and
musical performance.It can also refer to
organizations, that work over multiple platforms
and venues to promote artistic endeavors.

Performance That require human


beings to demonstrate certain skills.
Theater As a combined art may put
together literature or drama, music,
actors on stage where scenery, props
and lighting are arranged, plus other
media to complete a production.
Music May include sound, spectacular
impressions and video.
Cinema May creatively integrate
elements of photography, video, film,
music and literature and other materials
in its production.

The Spatio Temporal Frames in


the Combined arts
Locus The specific space in which
Music, Film and Theater and other
Combined Arts occur.
Space must conform to the plastic
feature of the actor or the actress,
and that it must work to serve his or
her moving, alive and threedimensional character (Brockett
229).

The Display of Skills in the


Combined Arts
Another integral aspect of the combined art is
the performance, which consist in the display
or demonstration of the certain technical
skilks b human beings for the publics pleasure
or enjoyment.
In theater, this may be shown in the display of
prowess by the actor or actress in staging a
literary text or simply in the display of his or
her active body or his or her body movement
activities on stage (Carlson 2-3; 114).

In Music, this can be shown in the


demonstration of virtuosity of a
pianist who performs a piece before
an audience.
In Cinema, this can be shown in the
display of aural and visual images to
depict a story or a fact facilitated by
technology and mixed media through
expertise of a director, actor and the
production crew.

The Structure of the Combined


Arts
The Structure of Music
In music what constitutes
Structure are the elements of
1. Rhythm
2. Melody
3. Harmony
4. Texture

its

The Structure of Theater


In Theater, What is performed may vary. In many
cultures, what has become the major mode of
theatrical performance is the enactment of literature
or dramatic text. According to specific elements such
as the

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Plot
Character
Thought
Diction
Music
Spectacle

The Structure of Cinema


What constitute the The Structure of Cinema
are the elements of

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Script
Acting
Production Design
Staging or Directing
Cinematography
Editing
Sound Design

The Analysis of the Combined Arts


The analysis of Cinema will be generally
according to Structure, which we refer to
as Form in the next part of the chapter,
while Music and Theater will be analyzed
according to Subject Matter and Style in
addition to Form.

A.Form
Form refers to the elements,
principles of composition,
conventions and techniques that are

B. Medium
Medium refers to the material used by
the artist. There are avariety of
materials used in the combined arts.
Example.
Theater uses body and voice as the
principal media while music makes use
of the voice and sound. The media are
the vehicles with which the artyist
conveys the content of his or her work.

C. Subject Matter
Subject matter is what the artwork
is about. It may be a person, nature,
an event, feeling or idea that is
central in the art piece.

D. Style
Style refers to the set of
characteristics that identifies an
artwork with an individual, a
historical period, a school of artists,
or a nation (Sporre 14).