Dancers are essential to their function. It is possible to watch the YouTube video “Why Dance at a Museum?” This video discusses the reason why dancers are often seen in museums and other places.
Because performance art dance is an opportunity to communicate abstract ideas, many museums are now including the art form in their collections. Merce Cunningham was the first to push the idea that dancing can be an artform that can be performed outside of the theater. Cunningham introduced everyday movements like jumping and walking in the routine of his dancers and worked regularly with avant-garde performers.
Cunningham was the first to conceptualize performance art dance as an art form that has its own separate identity that could coexist with avant-garde music. Cunningham’s concepts are having a significant impact for contemporary performers who seek to explore the many ways through which body movement may be an expression of the art. Certain artists have expanded Cunningham’s concept to the next level, suggesting that art is about the way people interact with artworks. It is certain that performance art will continue to be one of the top topics for all art enthusiasts regardless of what dance studios try to push it into the future.