• Choreographer: someone who plans the movements of a dance
  • Choreography: a sequence of movements planned for a dance performance
  • Dialogue: the conversation between characters in a drama or narrative
  • Energy qualities: types of “muscle” energy, used to describe movement qualities
  • Leitmotif: a musical fragment, related to some aspect of the drama (character, emotion, or event), that recurs in the course of the plot
  • Orff instrumentarium: standard instruments used in the method of teaching music developed by composer Carl Orff (1895-1982); these instruments include xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, recorders, and a wide variety of unpitched percussion instruments
  • Ostinato: a short musical pattern that is repeated persistently throughout a composition or one of its sections
  • Pentatonic: a simple scale, based on five tones, that often is used when preparing students for success in musical composition; the teacher may elect to use this scale without student input, depending on the previous learning and abilities of the students
  • Sound carpet: a subtle foundation of sound intended to provide musical support to a piece of music; the sound carpet often establishes a tonality and mood over which prominent themes or melodies are played
  • Storyboard: a graphic, sequential depiction of a narrative, such as a comic strip; storyboards are commonly used to map out animation and film productions with each cel or frame illustrating an event
  • Symbol: something that stands for something else
  • Theme: a musical idea, usually a melody, that forms the basis or starting point for an entire composition or a major section