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Definition sequencing dance movements to use for a show; or their performance

or (more rarely): arranging any complex sequence of events; or the resultant plan or its execution
  • marvelous choreography and amazing dancers
choreography = dance movements
  • The choreography may require too much of amateur dancers.
  • She choreographs the fight scenes in martial arts movies.
  • The Administration is attempting to choreograph the recovery of our complex economy.
  • Each plant and animal plays its part and Joel Salatin is the choreographer.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • choreographer = a person who orchestrates any complex sequence of events
  • And then, just as we're getting to our big crescendo, Shari elbows me, hard—which is not actually part of our choreography.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • I've choreographed your deaths.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • There were at least a dozen of them on each level, moving quickly in precise combat choreography.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Neither gladiator seemed interested in choreographing a dramatic entertainment.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • We can't choreograph life events, but we can clasp the hands of those who appear in our paths and see where they lead us.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • She sold the outfit with graceful twists and turns and clever choreography that had her stepping nimbly onto a pyramid of hard male bodies.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • I choreographed the scene in my head.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • But despite its practical origins, the total effect is a stunning array of celestial bodies in a seemingly choreographed air ballet.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Esme choreographed the dance routine, based on Senor Franco's instruction.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • You might not even realize it, but your bodies are choreographed: a touch on the hip, a stroke of the hair.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • It was his wildest demonstration of himself, of himself in the kind of world he loved; it was his choreography of peace.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • There were many classes—ballet, character, modern ballet, pas de deux, body conditioning and choreographic workshops.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • The whirl of colors is unbearable, a jagged, unsettling choreography.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • It was like a game of perfectly choreographed Twister.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The only alternative was some unthinkable order of music, many rhythms, all keys at once, a choreography in which each couple meshed easy, predestined.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49

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