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Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of performing art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον, itself from θεάομαι.

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Organizations relating to Theatre

Nordic Singer and Musician Workers Association / Sandefjord, Norway / Est. 1947
International Theatre Exchange / London, UK / Est. 1952
International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1965
Contemporary A Cappella Society / San Jose CA, USA / Est. 1990
Musica International / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1998
International Ticketing Association / Indianapolis IN, USA / Est. 1980
Latin American Center for Theater Creation and Research / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1977
Nordic Theatres Council / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1947
Association for Asian Performance / Bloomington IN, USA / Est. 1987
Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids / Lewes, UK
European Inter-Voices Choir / Zele, Belgium
A coeur joie international / Lyon, France / Est. 1948
Conseil francophone de la chanson / Est. 1986
Council on International Non-theatrical Events / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1957
International Museum Theatre Alliance for Europe / Est. 1999
Comité international des fédérations théâtrales d'amateurs de culture latine / Monaco, Monaco / Est. 1947
International Research Centre on World Performing Arts / Est. 1982
International Brecht Society / Pensacola FL, USA / Est. 1970
Nordic Actors' Council / Reykjavik, Iceland / Est. 1936
Organization for Nordic Children's and Youth Choirs / Lemvig, Denmark / Est. 1986
International Amateur Theatre Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1952
Nordic Amateur Theatre Council / Västerås, Sweden / Est. 1967
International Choir Conductors Association / Krefeld, Germany / Est. 1992
International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians / Nashville TN, USA / Est. 1960
Nordic Theatre Union / Reykjavik, Iceland / Est. 1937

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