- See also: Category:Choreographers and Category:Ballet choreographers
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Choreography (literally "dance-writing" from the Greek words "χορεία" (circular dance, see chorea) and "γραφή" (writing), also known as "dance composition"), is the art of making structures in which movement occurs. Chorea (choreia khoreia χορεία is a Circle dance (χορεύω σε κύκλο accompanied by singing (see chorus, khoros known in Ancient Greece The term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. The term dance composition is used to describe to the practice and teaching of Choreography and the Navigation or Connection of choreographic structures The resulting movement structure may also be referred to as the choreography. People who create choreographies are called choreographers. This is a list of Choreographers A Paula Abdul Alvin Ailey Phillip Adams
The term choreography first appeared in the American English dictionary in the 1950s. Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  Prior to this, movie credits normally stated "Ensembles Staged by", "Dances", "Dance Director", "Dances Staged by", "Musical Numbers Directed by", or "Musical Numbers Staged and Directed by". Choreographers often improvise to find what works best musically.
Although used mainly for dance, choreography is also used in:
And many other activities involving human movement. Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic Stage combat is a specialized technique in Theatre designed to create the Illusion of physical Combat without causing harm to the performers Gymnastics is a Sport involving performance of exercises requiring physical strength agility and coordination Ice skating is Traveling on Ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special Boots A study Cheerleading is a Sport that uses organized routines made from elements of Tumbling, Dance, jumps and stunting to direct spectators of events A show choir is a group of people who combine choral singing with dance movements sometimes within the context of a specific idea or story A marching band is in the broadest terms a group of performers that consist of instrumental Musicians and sometimes dance teams / color guard who generally perform See also Filmmaking Cinematography (from Greek: kinesis κινησις (movement and grapho γραφω (to record is the discipline Synchronized skating, a large and fast-growing discipline consists of 8-20 athletes skating on ice at one time moving as one flowing unit at high speeds Sport Science is a discipline that studies the application of scientific principles and techniques with the aim of improving sporting performance
Language and notation
One choreographic technique is improvisation. See also,
- ^ "Frankie Manning: Lindy Hop Pioneer". Dance improvisation is the creation of improvised movement and is sometimes associated with 20th century concert dance but is not exclusive to that genre Contact improvisation (CI is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation Ballet is a formalized form of Dance with its origins in the French court further developed in France and Russia as a Concert dance See also, ' Ballet Master' ( Balletmaster, Ballet Mistress. Premier Maître de ballet or Premier Maître de ballet en Chef) Contemporary dance is the name given to a group of 20th century Concert dance forms See also, Improvisation (also called extemporization) is the practice of acting singing talking and reacting of making and creating in the moment and in response to the stimulus of This is a list of Choreographers A Paula Abdul Alvin Ailey Phillip Adams See also Dance, Concert dance Modern dance is a dance form developed in the early 20th century The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC is an independent national labor union established in 1959 representing theatrical directors and Presented by Amanda Wilde. Radio Intersection. KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, Seattle, WA. KUOW-FM (949 FM broadcasting) is a National Public Radio affiliate Radio station in Seattle, Washington. 2006-10-26. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 740 - An Earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death 12:31 minutes in.
- ^ Mark Sandrich (Director). Mark Sandrich (born August 26, 1900 in New York City, New York &ndash died March 4, 1945 in Hollywood, (1935). Top Hat [DVD]. For the item of clothing see Top hat. For the fictional TUGS character see Top Hat (TUGS. RKO Radio Pictures. Retrieved on 2007-08-08. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Event occurs at 00:01:15. "Ensembles Staged by Hermes Pan"
- ^ Norman Taurog (Director). Hermes Pan ( December 10, 1910 &ndash September 19, 1990) was an American Dancer and Choreographer, principally celebrated Norman Rae Taurog ( February 23, 1899 - April 7, 1981) was an Academy Award -winning American film director born in Chicago (1940). Broadway Melody of 1940 [DVD]. Broadway Melody of 1940 is a 1940 MGM movie musical starring Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell and George Murphy. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Retrieved on 2007-08-08. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Event occurs at 00:00:54. "Dances Bobby Connolly"
- ^ William A. Seiter (Director). William A Seiter ( June 10, 1890 - July 26, 1964) is an American Film director. (1942). You Were Never Lovelier [DVD]. You Were Never Lovelier ( Columbia Pictures) is a 1942 Hollywood musical comedy Film, set in Buenos Aires. Columbia Pictures. }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company Retrieved on 2007-08-08. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Event occurs at 00:01:00. "Dance Director Val Raset"
- ^ Edward Cahn (Director). Edward L Cahn ( February 12 1899 - August 25 1963) was an American Film director. (1942). Our Gang in "Melodies Old and New" [DVD]. "The Little Rascals" redirects here For other uses see The Little Rascals (disambiguation. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Retrieved on 2007-08-07. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 322 BC - Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great. Event occurs at 00:00:20. "Dances Staged by Steven Granger and Gladys Rubens"
- ^ Robert Z. Leonard (Director). Robert Zigler Leonard ( October 7 1889 - August 27 1968) was an American Film director, actor producer and screenwriter (1941). Ziegfeld Girl [DVD]. Ziegfeld Girl is a 1941 American film starring James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, and Lana Turner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Retrieved on 2007-08-07. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 322 BC - Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great. Event occurs at 00:00:56. "Musical Numbers Directed by Busby Berkeley"
- ^ Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly (Directors). Busby Berkeley ( November 29, 1895 – March 14, 1976) born William Berkeley Enos in Los Angeles California, was a highly Stanley Donen (born April 13, 1924) is an American film director and Choreographer hailed by David Quinlan as "the King of the Hollywood Eugene Curran “Gene” Kelly ( August 23, &ndash February 2,) was an American Dancer, Actor, Singer, director (1952). Singing' in the Rain [DVD]. Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 Comedy Musical film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Retrieved on 2007-08-07. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 322 BC - Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great. Event occurs at 00:00:55. "Musical Numbers Staged and Directed by Gene Kelley and Stanley Donen"
- Blom, L, A. and Tarin Chaplin, L. (1989) The Intimate Act of Choreography. Dance Books. ISBN 0-8229-5342-0
- Ellfeldt, L. (1998) A Primer for Choreographers . Waveland Press. ISBN 0-88133-350-6
- Minton, S, C. (1997) Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation. Human Kinetics . ISBN 0-88011-529-7
- Tufnell, M. and Vaughan, D. (1999) Body Space Image : Notes Toward Improvisation and Performance. Princeton Book Co. ISBN 1-85273-041-2
- Smith-Autard, J, M. (2000) Dance Composition. Routledge. ISBN 0-87830-118-6
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- The art of creating, arranging and recording the dance movements of a ballet etc.
- The representation of these movements by a series of symbols.
- The notation used to construct this record.
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