choreography c.1789, from Fr. chorégraphie, coined from Gk. khoreia "dance" (see CHORUS (Cf. chorus)) + graphein "to write" (see -GRAPHY (Cf. -graphy)).

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  • Choreography — Chor e*og ra*phy, n. [Gr. ? dance + graphy.] 1. The art of representing dancing by signs, as music is represented by notes; also called {choregraphy}. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. the art of composing dances for individuals or groups, including the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • choreography — ► NOUN 1) the sequence of steps and movements in dance. 2) the practice of designing such sequences. DERIVATIVES choreographic adjective choreographically adverb. ORIGIN from Greek khoreia dancing in unison , from khoros chorus …   English terms dictionary

  • choreography — [kə reg′rə fēkôr΄ē äg′rə fē] n. [Gr choreia, dance + GRAPHY] 1. dancing, esp. ballet dancing 2. the arrangement or the written notation of the movements of a dance, esp. a ballet 3. the art of devising dances, esp. ballets: Also Rare choregraphy… …   English World dictionary

  • Choreography — This article is about design of movement sequences. For other uses, see choreography (disambiguation). Choreographic notation for the ballet La Bayadère. Choreography is the art of designing sequences of movements in which motion …   Wikipedia

  • choreography — choreographic /kawr ee euh graf ik, kohr /, adj. choreographically, adv. /kawr ee og reuh fee, kohr /, n. 1. the art of composing ballets and other dances and planning and arranging the movements, steps, and patterns of dancers. 2. the technique… …   Universalium

  • choreography —    Originally referring to dance notation, by the beginning of the twentieth century the term came to mean the art of making dances as this is understood in the context of Western theatre dance forms. In the radical social, political and artistic …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • choreography — noun (plural phies) Etymology: French chorégraphie, from Greek choreia + French graphie graphy Date: circa 1789 1. the art of symbolically representing dancing 2. a. the composition and arrangement of dances especially for ballet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • choreography — [[t]kɒ̱riɒ̱grəfi, AM kɔ͟ː [/t]] N UNCOUNT Choreography is the inventing of steps and movements for ballets and other dances. The choreography of Eric Hawkins is considered radical by ballet audiences …   English dictionary

  • choreography — Choregraphy Cho*reg ra*phy, n. [Gr. ? dance + graphy.] 1. The art of representing dancing by signs, as music is represented by notes; also called {choreography}. Craig. [Archaic] [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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