Definition of choreology in English:



mass noun
  • The notation of dance movement.

    • ‘He established choreology, the discipline of dance analysis, and invented a system of dance notation, now known as Labanotation or Kinetography Laban.’
    • ‘People also ask, ‘Well, why do we need to have choreology, in this day and age of videotape?’’
    • ‘Though most widely used in ballet companies, choreology has subsequently been evolved to deal with non-classical movement also, and together with Labanotation is the most internationally used system.’
    • ‘In that female dominated world of choreology it was indeed rare to find another man who was interested in notation.’


1960s: from Greek khoreia ‘dancing in unison’ (from khoros ‘chorus’) + -logy.