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(1) The system of describing dances, esp. in ballet, by signs for the steps, written alongside the melodies. An early method was Arbeau's, described in his Orchésographie (1588–9). The term choreography was introduced by Lefeuillet in 1699. Today one speaks of a ballet having been ‘choreographed’ by its creator. (2) The visual comp. of the ballet.

(1) The system of describing dances, esp. in ballet, by signs for the steps, written alongside the melodies. An early method was Arbeau's, described in his Orchésographie (1588–9). The term choreography was introduced by Lefeuillet in 1699. Today one speaks of a ballet having been ‘choreographed’ by its creator. (2) The visual comp. of the ballet.

Subjects: Music.


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