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
Pianist Kairy Koshoeva will provide live musical accompaniment as the company performs Jennifer Owen’s choreography, which expresses in dance Bach’s intricacy and inventiveness.
Its hostility to outsiders splutters on, Griffin's unstinting production (music direction is by Michael Mahler and choreography by Ericka Mac) seems to be saying.
The choreography involves strutting, variations on the Charleston and Black Bottom, and a lot of bent knees and elbows.
What standardized test can authentically capture the skill of leadership, real-world problem-solving ability, interpersonal skills, or a talent for choreography?
The 2 ½ hour production flows and pops along, but Daniel Cruz’s pedestrian choreography disappoints — as does some stage-y acting.
The art of fight choreography was very important to Ramirez since the action scenes help define each character during the middle of what has the potential to be a pretty intense — and confusing — brawl.
Mr. Peck’s choreography often makes dancers look fervent, ignited; Mr. Ratmansky’s arouses their imaginations.
Gameplay is slow in a deliberate way, giving even the most improvisational tactics a sense of choreography.
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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 1789
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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