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Astaire never thought of what he was doing as balletic, but Kelly was always trying to dance with women on points. And his choreography is so showy and flashy. He always looks self-satisfied to me.
Matthew Bourne

Meaning of "choreography" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHOREOGRAPHY

From Greek khoreia dance + -graphy.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHOREOGRAPHY

choreography  [ˌkɒrɪˈɒɡrəfɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHOREOGRAPHY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Choreography is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHOREOGRAPHY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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.

Definition of choreography in the English dictionary

The first definition of choreography in the dictionary is the composition of dance steps and sequences for ballet and stage dancing. Other definition of choreography is the steps and sequences of a ballet or dance. Choreography is also the notation representing such steps.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHOREOGRAPHY


angiography
ˌændʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
arteriography
ɑːˌtɪərɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
autobiography
ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
autoradiography
ˌɔːtəʊˌreɪdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
bibliography
ˌbɪblɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
biogeography
ˌbaɪəʊdʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
biography
baɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
cholangiography
kəˌlændʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
echocardiography
ˌɛkəʊkɑːdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
electrocardiography
ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌkɑ:dɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
electromyography
ɪˌlɛktrəʊmaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
geography
dʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
hagiography
ˌhæɡɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
historiography
ˌhɪstɔːrɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
palaeogeography
ˌpælɪəʊdʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
physiography
ˌfɪzɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
phytogeography
ˌfaɪtəʊdʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
radiography
ˌreɪdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
videography
ˌvɪdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
zoogeography
ˌzəʊədʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHOREOGRAPHY

choregic
choregraph
choregrapher
choregraphic
choregraphically
choregraphy
choregus
choreic
choreiform
choreman
choreodrama
choreograph
choreographer
choreographic
choreographically
choreoid
choreologist
choreology
chorepiscopal
chores

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHOREOGRAPHY

calligraphy
cartography
chromatography
cinematography
computed tomography
computerized tomography
cryptography
crystallography
demography
discography
filmography
gas chromatography
lithography
mammography
oceanography
orthography
photography
pornography
tomography
topography
typography

Synonyms and antonyms of choreography in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «choreography» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHOREOGRAPHY

Find out the translation of choreography to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of choreography from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «choreography» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

舞蹈编排
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

coreografía
570 millions of speakers

English

choreography
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नृत्यकला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكوريغرافيا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хореография
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coreografia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যালেটনাচের পরিকল্পনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chorégraphie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Koreografi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Choreografie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

振り付け
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

안무
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Koreografi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vũ đạo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆடற்கலையின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नृत्य दिग्दर्शन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

koreografi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

coreografia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

choreografia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хореографія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

coregrafie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χορογραφία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

choreografie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

koreografi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

koreografi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of choreography

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHOREOGRAPHY»

The term «choreography» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.952 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHOREOGRAPHY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about choreography

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHOREOGRAPHY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word choreography.
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Paula Abdul
Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography. I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs. And I've been writing songs for other artists.
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Scott Adkins
I'm just about the movies; I enjoy the dexterity of actors in action movies and the choreography side of things. You've just got to be a different person to be a professional fighter. I train with professional fighters, so I know what it takes. It's a very difficult profession, probably harder then the acting profession.
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Alvin Ailey
Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
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Pina Bausch
When I first began choreographing, I never thought of it as choreography but as expressing feelings. Though every piece is different, they are all trying to get at certain things that are difficult to put into words. In the work, everything belongs to everything else - the music, the set, the movement and whatever is said.
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David Belle
The evolution of Parkour sort of happens with time and age as you change, and the body has a certain memory of Parkour. There is a sort of thing that remains intrinsic, but then the choreography will adapt to whatever the necessity of each particular film needs.
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Jodi Benson
The thing that I enjoy about animation is the fact that it is unbridled, and there are no boundaries; when you are in the room, you don't have to focus on your clothing, make-up, hair, your choreography or your blocking; you really do have total freedom.
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Matthew Bourne
Astaire never thought of what he was doing as balletic, but Kelly was always trying to dance with women on points. And his choreography is so showy and flashy. He always looks self-satisfied to me.
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Adrien Brody
War is chaotic and when you start having a larger scale film and you have a lot of safety protocols and choreography, I would imagine it becomes more difficult.
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Delta Burke
I wish I could blame it on the choreography, but it's not a musical. I just had a clumsy moment.
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
I couldn't pick up a sword and go fight anyone, let me put it that way. It's choreography and it's acting. The best sword fights you see look amazing, but it's the acting that sells it more than anything.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHOREOGRAPHY»

Discover the use of choreography in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to choreography and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation
Solve common problems in choreography, design and shape movements into a dance, and organize a concert.
Sandra Cerny Minton, 2007
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The Intimate Act of Choreography
The book is for serious dance students and professionals who are interested in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the art, dancers who are just starting to choreograph, and teachers who are seeking fresh ideas and new approaches ...
Lynne Anne Blom, 1982
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Choreography: the art of the body : an anatomy of expression
The author writes: This book was conceived after 35 years of work in dance which had brought me in touch with almost every kind of form and philosophy and which had suggested to me certain conclusions which I was anxious to articulate.
Jane Winearls, 1990
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Social Choreography: Ideology as Performance in Dance and ...
DIVThrough the concept of “social choreography” Andrew Hewitt demonstrates how choreography has served not only as metaphor for modernity but also as a structuring blueprint for thinking about and shaping modern social organization.
Andrew Hewitt, 2005
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Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image
The book thus presents new models of cinematic movement that are both historically informed and thoroughly interdisciplinary.
Erin Brannigan, 2011
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Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive ...
Reproductive technologies, says Thompson, are part of the increasing tendency to turn social problems into biomedical questions and can be used as a lens to see the resulting changes in the relations between science and society.
Charis Thompson, 2005
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Contemporary Choreography: A Critical Reader
This innovative text provides a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, investigation into the creative process, and traditional understandings of dance making.
Jo Butterworth, Liesbeth Wildschut, 2012
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Choreography and the Specific Image: Nineteen Essays and a ...
This is the first book to approach choreography through content rather than structure.
Daniel Nagrin, 2001
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The Choreography of Antony Tudor: Focus on Four Ballets
The Choreography of Antony Tudor: Focus on Four Ballets presents both an analytical overview of the ballets created for the stage by Antony Tudor and an in-depth critical analysis of four key works: Jardin aux Lilas (1936), Dark Elegies ...
Rachel S. Chamberlain Duerden, 2003
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Emerging Bodies: The Performance of Worldmaking in Dance and ...
This book relates to the scientific lecture program held at Dance Congress 2009 and approaches the plural, hybrid, and disparate worlds of dance and choreography; in addition to the specific discursive and medial strategies, modes, and ...
Gabriele Klein, Sandra Noeth, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHOREOGRAPHY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term choreography is used in the context of the following news items.
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Just Dance 2016: Made in Pune
"What we do is, when we get the song, we have to create this choreography, costume and background and the entire map from the ground up," ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
2
'Vegas Callbacks 2' / 'Top 20 Chosen'
SMALL GROUP CHOREOGRAPHY: Just when it looks like it might be safe to sleep, Nigel and company break the dancers into groups of five ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
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Deaf West Spring Awakening revival confirms Broadway dates
Let the countdown begin.” The production features direction by Michael Arden and choreography by Spencer Liff, with casting to be announced ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
4
Texas State football players perform Uptown Funk for the deaf in video
Guendling orchestrated the entire event, leaving Berry and others with only a few responsibilities: learn basic choreography and show up. «mySanAntonio.com, Jul 15»
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See future dance stars at Lines Summer Showcase
The current crop of students (ages 11-16) has been learning the choreography of Tanya Bello, Mary Carbonara, LeeWei Chao, Kara Davis, ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
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Montpellier Danse Offers Globe-Trotting Via Choreography
MONTPELLIER, France — “Oh, you're in town for the festival,” said a shop assistant, proceeding to detail favorite dance shows seen over the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Tree of Codes review – visual wizardry and pizzazz in sexy modern …
Just as Eliasson reflects Foer's deconstructed text with the disorienting effects of his design, much of McGregor's choreography hovers within a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Song and Dance: Planning 4thFest Fireworks Choreography is Year …
Song and Dance: Planning 4thFest Fireworks Choreography is Year-Round Affair. by Michael Martin Garrett on July 04, 2015 11:00 AM ... «State College News, Jul 15»
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International Ballet and Choreography Competition in Beijing
Hosted by the NCPA and taking place from the 10-17 July 2015, the competition invites international ballet dancers and choreographers to ... «Blouinartinfo UK, Jul 15»
10
Elizabeth Neel at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Choreography and Calligraphy: Elizabeth Neel at Susanne Vielmetter Los ... abstraction somewhere between choreography and calligraphy. «Blouinartinfo UK, Jul 15»

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