The Hannover International Choreographic Competition in Hannover, Germany, is the oldest choreographic competition in the world (since around 1982), organized by Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover e.V. It was held online during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 and returned to the stage of the Theater am Aegi in 2022. Gregor Zöllig, chief choreographer of the Braunschweig State Theatre, has been appointed artistic director of the competition in 2020. The most important conditions for participation are that participants must be under 40 years of age and have received vocational training.  Since his death in 2008, the competition has been organized in cooperation with the Tanja Liedtke Foundation, and from 2021 a new production prize will be awarded by the foundation, which complements the other five production prizes. The new prize will be presented by Marco Goecke, Ballet Director at the Staatstheater Hannover.   Choreography is the art or practice of designing sequences of physical body movements (or their representations) in which movement or form or both are specified. The choreography can also refer to the design itself. A choreographer is someone who creates choreography by practicing the art of choreography, a process known as choreography. It most often refers to dance choreography.
 The art of choreography involves the specification of movement and human form in terms of space, form, time, and energy, usually in an emotional or non-literal context. The language of movement comes from ballet dance techniques, contemporary dance, jazz dance, hip-hop dance, folk dance, techno, K-pop, religious dance, pedestrian movement or a combination of these. There are a number of other international choreographic competitions that focus primarily on modern dance. These include: Fokine created the choreography for The Firebird section by section, as the music was given to him. Apparently, sexually suggestive choreography and aggressive twerking were seen as a threat to the Latin American nation. Sure, his Gee Goly choreography is unbearably cute, but watch out for his eyes. One of these sharks seemed to be in his own little aquatic world, doing his own strange thing that had little or nothing to do with the actual choreography planned. How about «The movie Dirty Dancing had fabulous choreography in my opinion.» Several underlying techniques are commonly used in choreography for two or more dancers: the staging and careful choreography of scenes with fireworks and enhanced synchronized storytelling. The admirably successful choreography of these three ballets was born from the inexhaustible talent of Bronislava Nijinska.
In addition to the decorative setting and beautiful costumes, he inspired the choreography to make every move. Today, the main rules of choreography are that it must impose some kind of order on the performance, both in the three dimensions of space and the fourth dimension of time and the capacities of the human body.  Modern dance brought a new, more naturalistic style of choreography, notably by Russian choreographers Michel Fokine (1880-1942) and Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), and since then styles have varied between realistic representation and abstraction. Merce Cunningham, George Balanchine and Sir Frederick Ashton were all influential choreographers of classical or abstract dance, but Balanchine and Ashton, as well as Martha Graham, Leonide Massine, Jerome Robbins and others, also created figurative works.  Isadora Duncan loved natural movement and improvisation. The work of Alvin Ailey (1931-1989), an African-American dancer, choreographer, and activist, spanned many dance styles, including ballet, jazz, modern dance, and theater.  The word choreography literally means «dance writing» from the Greek words «χορεία» (circle dance, see chorea) and «γραφή» (writing). It first appeared in the American English Dictionary in the 1950s, and «choreographer» was first used in 1936 as a loan to George Balanchine in the Broadway show On Your Toes.
 Previously, stage and film credits used phrases such as «staged by», «dances staged by», or simply «dances by» to refer to the choreographer.  To describe the choreography of this complex dance, two distinct groups were inspired by an 18th-century theorem by the 18th-century mathematician Leonhard Euler.