Definition of choreography
1 : the art of symbolically representing dancing
2a : the composition and arrangement of dances especially for balletb : a composition created by this art
3 : something resembling choreography a snail-paced choreography of delicate high diplomacy — Wolfgang Saxon
choreographicplay \ˌkȯr-ē-ə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective
choreographicallyplay \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of choreography in a Sentence
He has an interest in choreography.
a show with excellent choreography
Recent Examples of choreography from the Web
See acrobatic moves and exciting choreography at 10 a.m. and noon Thursday at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
ISF newcomers Jaclyn Miller created choreography that is spot on and never overdone, and Martha Bromelmeier’s costumes hit the mark, with nods to the 15th-century styles of the setting, yet colorful and accessible.
The mix of gymnastics, intricate choreography, fashion, and unapologetic homosexuality sucked me in completely.
In the meantime, please enjoy the fact that Carter still has his BSB choreography down pat:
The Assad work will also have original choreography created and danced by the Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre.
Oona Laurence, so engaging in Pete’s Dragon, pops off the screen as Aaron Burr, while Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, and Emma Howard make for (apologies) a beguiling trio of Schuyler sisters, complete with original stage choreography.
For the fifth year, Miami City Ballet’s Adriana Pierce contributes original choreographies to accompany the music for the festival finale.
Doug discovered a notation for choreography for eight women that fit the cavalier music perfectly and costume sketches for eight Sugar Plum Fairy attendants.
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Did You Know?
In ancient Greece, a choreia was a circular dance accompanied by a singing chorus. But the actual notating of dances by means of symbols didn't begin until the 17th or 18th century, when ballet developed into a complex art form in France. The choreographer of a major ballet, which might run to an hour or more, will always record his or her work in notation, though choreographing a five-minute segment for a TV talent show usually doesn't require any record at all.
Origin and Etymology of choreography
French chorégraphie, from Greek choreia + French -graphie -graphy
First Known Use: circa 1789See Words from the same year
CHOREOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of choreography for English Language Learners
: the art or job of deciding how dancers will move in a performance; also : the movements that are done by dancers in a performance
CHOREOGRAPHY Defined for Kids
Definition of choreography for Students
1 : the art of arranging the movements of dancers for a performance and especially a ballet
2 : the arrangement of a dance The choreography for the video won an award.
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