- the art of composing ballets and other dances and planning and arranging the movements, steps, and patterns of dancers.
- the technique of representing the various movements in dancing by a system of notation.
- the arrangement or manipulation of actions leading up to an event: the choreography of a surprise birthday party.
Origin of choreography
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Examples from the Web for choreography
And there's no synchronized bench hopping at all in the choreography of "I Am Sixteen (Going on Seventeen)."‘Sound of Music Live!’ Review: The Hills Are Barely Alive
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The moment was promptly soured, however, when the Today anchors attempted to recreate the choreography in their studio.Harlem Shake & All the Memes the ‘Today’ Show Killed (VIDEO)
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The action scenes, pacing, and choreography of the first half—roughly 75 minutes—of Skyfall are very strong.Is ‘Skyfall’ the Best (and Gayest) James Bond Movie Yet?
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The choreography of the moment required that it also be made clear that Israel was sovereign about deciding when to defend itself.An Israeli-Iranian War That Seemed So Possible Until Recently Is Averted
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Viva Elvis is all easy pleasures—beautiful people, lots of choreography, and plenty of flash.Can Cirque du Soleil's New Show Save Vegas?
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My mind is a complete blank with regard to its choreography.
Did I reject them as absurdly unconvincing because I did not understand the language of choreography?The Russian Ballet
Yugoslavia looks upon the developing East-West choreography with a profound lack of interest.After the Rain
Fokine created the choreography of L'Oiseau de Feu section by section, as the music was handed to him.
Besides creating the decorative setting and the beautiful costumes, he inspired the choreography even to the slightest movements.
- the composition of dance steps and sequences for ballet and stage dancing
- the steps and sequences of a ballet or dance
- the notation representing such steps
- the art of dancing
C18: from Greek khoreia dance + -graphy
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Word Origin and History for choreography
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
The art of arranging dance movements for performance.
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