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.
- cho·re·o·graph·ic [kawr-ee-uh-graf-ik, kohr-], /ˌkɔr i əˈgræf ɪk, ˌkoʊr-/, adjective
- cho·re·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use choreography in a sentence
One of those sharks seemed to be in its own little watery world, doing its own weird thing that had little-to-nothing to do with the actual planned choreography.The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance sparked a bounty of memes, as the halftime show usually does | Travis Andrews | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
No choreography, music licensing, famous actors — possibly even no director.The 5 worst Super Bowl commercials, from Dolly Parton’s betrayal to that awkward Oatly jingle | Maura Judkis, Sonia Rao | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
That original video consisted of relatively easy group choreography set to the song’s catchy hook.How one hit song won The Weeknd a Super Bowl halftime show | Aja Romano | February 5, 2021 | Vox
To plot out the choreography of this complex dance, two separate groups seized upon a theorem devised by mathematician Leonhard Euler way back in the 18th century.How the Earth-shaking theory of plate tectonics was born | Carolyn Gramling | January 13, 2021 | Science News
The staging and the careful choreography of the scenes, with fireworks and synchronized dance, enhanced the storytelling.How ‘Bridgerton’ flipped the script on ‘The Duke and I’ | Vanessa Riley | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Backup dancers materialize, sparking a torrent of eye-catching choreography.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva | Marlow Stern | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The revival swept in glam costumes, elegant choreography, and cheeky fun, sometimes weaving in social commentary.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending | Anne Berry | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Apparently, the sexually suggestive choreography and aggressive twerking was viewed as a threat to the Latin American nation.Miley Cyrus Goes To War Against the Dominican Republic Government | Asawin Suebsaeng | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
OK Go Use Their Illusion Alt-pop band OK Go is no stranger to single-take music videos with impressive choreography.Duck-pocalypse, Animated Mormons, and More Viral Videos | Alex Chancey | June 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sure, her gee-golly choreography is unbearable cute, but watch her eyes.
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 music of that dance, clear and well defined, demanded a corresponding choreography—simple and easy to understand.
The admirably successful choreography of these three ballets came from Bronislava Nijinska's inexhaustible talent.
It is hardly surprising in these circumstances that the choreography of Le Baiser de la Fe left me cold.
British Dictionary definitions for choreography
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
- choreographer or choregrapher, noun
- choreographic (ˌkɒrɪəˈɡræfɪk) or choregraphic (ˌkɒrəˈɡræfɪk), adjective
- choreographically or choregraphically, adverb
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Cultural definitions for choreography
The art of arranging dance movements for performance.
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