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, which is sometimes expressed by means of dance notation. The word choreography literally means "dance-writing" from the Greek words for circular dance and writing. A choreographer is one who creates choreographies.
The term choreography first appeared in the American English dictionary in the 1950s. Prior to this, movie credits used various terms to mean choreography, such as "ensembles staged by" and "dances staged by".
In dance, choreography is also known as dance composition. Dance compositions are created by applying one or both of these fundamental choreographic techniques:
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