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cho·re·og·ra·phy

 (kôr′ē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. cho·re·og·ra·phies
1.
a. The art of creating and arranging dances or ballets.
b. A work created by this art.
2. Something, such as a series of planned situations, likened to dance arrangements.

[French chorégraphie : Greek khoreia, choral dance; see chorea + -graphie, writing (from Latin -graphia, -graphy).]

cho′re·o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
cho′re·o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.

choreography

(ˌkɒrɪˈɒɡrəfɪ) or

choregraphy

n
1. (Dancing) the composition of dance steps and sequences for ballet and stage dancing
2. (Dancing) the steps and sequences of a ballet or dance
3. (Dancing) the notation representing such steps
4. (Dancing) the art of dancing
[C18: from Greek khoreia dance + -graphy]
ˌchoreˈographer, choˈregrapher n
choreographic, choregraphic adj
ˌchoreoˈgraphically, ˌchoreˈgraphically adv

cho•re•og•ra•phy

(ˌkɔr iˈɒg rə fi, ˌkoʊr-)

n.
1. the art of composing ballets and other dances and planning and arranging the movements, steps, and patterns of dancers.
2. the movements, steps, and patterns composed for a dance, piece of music, show, etc.
3. the technique of representing the various movements in dancing by a system of notation.
4. the arrangement or manipulation of actions leading up to an event.
[1780–90; < Latin chorē(a) (see chorea) + -o- + -graphy]
cho`re•og′ra•pher, n.
cho•re•o•graph•ic (ˌkɔr i əˈgræf ɪk, ˌkoʊr-) adj.
cho`re•o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.

choreography

1. the art of composing dances for the stage, especially in conceiving and realizing the movements of the dancers.
2. the technique of representing dance movements through a notational scheme.
3. the art of dancing. Also called choregraphy, orchesography. — choreographer, n. — choreographic, adj.
See also: Dancing

choreography

1. The art or practice of composing dance steps.
2. The art of composing dance, or the steps composed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.choreography - a show involving artistic dancingchoreography - a show involving artistic dancing  
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
ballet, concert dance - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
modern dance - a style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet; movements are expressive of feelings
apache dance - a violent fast dance in French vaudeville (an apache is a member of the French underworld)
belly dance, belly dancing, danse du ventre - a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen
bolero - a Spanish dance in triple time accompanied by guitar and castanets
cakewalk - a strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake
cancan - a high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line
nude dancing - erotic dancing with little or no clothing
show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
2.choreography - the representation of dancing by symbols as music is represented by notes
dance - an artistic form of nonverbal communication
3.choreography - a notation used by choreographers
notation, notational system - a technical system of symbols used to represent special things
Labanotation - a system of notation for dance movements that uses symbols to represent points on a dancer's body and the direction of the dancer's movement and the tempo and the dynamics
Translations
choreografie
koreografia
koreográfia

choreography

[ˌkɒrɪˈɒgrəfɪ] Ncoreografía f

choreography

[ˌkɒriˈɒgrəfi] nchorégraphie f

choreography

nChoreografie f

choreography

[ˌkɒrɪˈɒgrəfɪ] ncoreografia
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