Performing Arts Images (PAI) provides those in education full access to over 350,000 world-class photographic images covering every genre of performing arts: opera, theatre, ballet, music and dance.
Allowing instant access to an extensive range of contemporary and historical images from the collections of some of the world's leading performing arts photographers and institutions, PAI supplies pictures for a wide range of educational use including:
Images supplied through PAl may be used to:
illustrate lectures, dissertations, essays and research projects.
providing an opportunity for students to examine different interpretations of productions from the viewpoint of both directors and designers
encouraging students to engage in politicised debates, including race, ethnicity, gender, politics, history and culture
illustrating the range of content and interpretations across the performing arts
Instructing users to access images from a curated and legitimate legal source.
Please note that this service may only be accessed through participating Institutions - it is not open to individual users.
This art form combines speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle. It covers genres such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, illusion, mime, kabuki, improvisational theatre, stand-up comedy, pantomime, postdramatic theatre and performance art.
Performed using a variety of instruments and styles this art form combines pitch, rhythm, and dynamic. It covers genres such as folk, jazz, hip hop, trip hop, pop, electro, rock, metal, alternative, soul etc.
Performing art form consisting of selected sequences of human movement. Genres covered: modern dance, tap dance, disco, jazz dance, swing dance, hip hop dance, rock and roll dance, Brazilian samba, Argentinian tango, Cuban salsa and many others.