specific performance


Definition of specific performance 

1 : the performance of a legal contract strictly or substantially according to its terms

2 : an equitable remedy enjoining specific performance

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Listen to it before Ms. Hval’s site-specific performance on Saturday at MoMA’s Queens campus, but be prepared to hear something entirely different at the show. New York Times, "13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend," 15 Mar. 2018 Gallery 308 at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F. www.sfiaf.org Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest Features nine local dance companies in site-specific performance. 1 p.m. Sat.-Sun., June 2-3. San Francisco Chronicle, "Dance events, May 31-June 3," 1 June 2018 Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., S.F. www.sfiaf.org Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFestsite specific performances. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Classical music and dance listings," 31 May 2018 But without a specific performance goal, just being active regularly is enough to help me achieve longevity and positive health—which should arguably be the goal in and of itself. Michael Easter, Outside Online, "What Happens When You Scrap Your Fitness Plan," 14 May 2018 When given good and specific performances to play off of — like FitzGerald's unreadable and weary wisdom or Daniyar's broadly played ethnic elan — Purnell radiates a receptiveness that works despite Tess barely having characteristics of her own. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Sweetbitter': TV Review | Tribeca 2018," 27 Apr. 2018 Features a series of site-specific performances throughout the center. Mark Rapp, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Arts listings for April 6-12: "Cleveland's Endearing Symnbol: 52 stories of the Terminal Tower" at the Galleries at CSU & More," 5 Apr. 2018 Felicia Young, the founder and executive director of the Lower East Side nonprofit Earth Celebrations, has united them in an annual spring pageant and parade of giant puppets, mobile sculptures, costumed characters and site-specific performances. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "7 Things to Do With Your Kids in NYC This Weekend," 29 Mar. 2018 This was true when the Seattle SuperSonics broke a specific performance clause in their lease with the KeyArena to move to Oklahoma City and became the OKC Thunder. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Can a Lawsuit vs. Anthony Precourt and MLS Save the Crew for Columbus?," 6 Mar. 2018

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1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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