Definition of choreography
- a snail-paced choreography of delicate high diplomacy
- —Wolfgang Saxon
He has an interest in choreography.
a show with excellent choreography
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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.
First Known Use: circa 1789See Words from the same year
: the art or job of deciding how dancers will move in a performance; also : the movements that are done by dancers in a performance
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