What does choreography mean?

Definitions for choreography
ˌkɔr iˈɒg rə fi, ˌkoʊr-chore·og·ra·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stage dancing, choreographynoun

    a show involving artistic dancing

  2. choreographynoun

    the representation of dancing by symbols as music is represented by notes

  3. choreographynoun

    a notation used by choreographers


  1. Choreographynoun

    the art of composing dances for individuals or groups, including the planning of the movements and steps; also, the planning of movements and steps for figure skaters, performed on ice.

    Etymology: [Gr. dance + -graphy.]

  2. Choreographynoun

    The art of representing dancing by signs, as music is represented by notes; -- also called choregraphy.

    Etymology: [Gr. dance + -graphy.]


  1. choreographynoun

    The art of creating, arranging and recording the dance movements of a ballet etc.

    Etymology: From chorégraphie, from χορεία + -graphy.

  2. choreographynoun

    The representation of these movements by a series of symbols.

    Etymology: From chorégraphie, from χορεία + -graphy.

  3. choreographynoun

    The notation used to construct this record.

    Etymology: From chorégraphie, from χορεία + -graphy.


  1. Choreography

    Choreography is the art of designing sequences of movements in which motion, form, or both are specified. Choreography may also refer to the design itself. The word choreography literally means "dance-writing" from the Greek words "χορεία" and "γραφή". A choreographer is one who creates choreographies by practicing the art of choreography. The word "choreography" first appeared in the American English dictionary in the 1950s and "choreographer" was first used as a credit for George Balanchine in the Broadway show On Your Toes in 1936. Prior to this, stage and movie credits used phrases such as "ensembles staged by" "dances staged by" or simply "dances by" to denote the choreographer. Dance choreography is also known as dance composition. Choreography is used in a variety of fields other than dance, including cheerleading, cinematography, gymnastics, fashion shows, ice skating, marching band, show choir, theatre, synchronized swimming and video game production.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of choreography in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of choreography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of choreography in a Sentence

  1. Vin Diesel:

    I was doing fight choreography for over a month and it kind of all changes when you have a propane tank strapped to your back and a flaming sword, if you're off a couple of inches your whole wardrobe will go up in flames.

  2. Jeremy Rifkin:

    The modern age has been characterized by a Promethean spirit, a restless energy that preys on speed records and shortcuts, unmindful of the past, uncaring of the future, existing only for the moment and the quick fix. The earthly rhythms that characterize a more pastoral way of life have been shunted aside to make room for the fast track of an urbanized existence. Lost in a sea of perpetual technological transition, modern man and woman find themselves increasingly alienated from the ecological choreography of the planet.

  3. President Ashraf Ghani:

    The focus is to have a serious choreography where we can move in tandem and focus on resolution of the issues between now and the end of winter, pakistan can be a broker. The trust needs to be earned.

  4. Brigitte Nacos:

    They're basically rejecting everything that is Western, yet they're borrowing — in their media management, staging, directing, choreography — everything that you can learn from Western filmmakers and media people.

  5. Marie Baronnet:

    Burlesque is interesting because it's a space where women of all kinds, physically speaking, can actually go onstage, they have to have personality and rhythm, they have to know how to dance, and they have to also be an artist because they have to do all those costumes and create a choreography.

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