“En Pointe: The Ballet Blogathon” Begins Today!

04 Aug

Today, I am delighted to say, is the day to celebrate all things ballet in film! Co-host Michaela and I will be updating the posts as they arrive throughout the weekend. Her home page for this event can be found, here.

Just a quick reminder! Because of how popular the ballet blogathon proved to be, we added an extra day. The blogathon is now from August 4th-6th.

It has been wonderful to discover so many other fans of ballet and to discover just how often ballet has been the theme of film. It has helped me to appreciate that ballet is very much alive and well, with a well-founded presence on screen and stage.



Day 1

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Black Swan (2010)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Twelve Favorite Water Ballets from Esther Williams

Thoughts All Sorts – Ballerina (aka Leap!) (2016)

Caftan Woman – The Mad Genius (1931)

The Midnite Drive-In – White Nights (1985)

Taking Up Room – An American in Paris (1951) 

Wolffian Classics Movies Digest Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

Movies Silently  – The Dancer’s Peril (1917)

Christina Wehner“The Jealous Lover” from A Story of Three Loves (1953)

Diary of a Movie Maniac – Dancers (1987)

Into the Writer Lea – Dance as a Means of Showing, Not Telling, Cinderella (1955)

Sat in Your Lap – On The Town (1949) and The Pirate (1948)

Silver Scenes – The Death of the Swan : The Unfinished Dance (1947) and Ballerina (1937)

Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie ReviewsLimelight (1952)

Day 2

Taking Up Room – Save the Last Dance (2001)

The Dream Book Blog – Greta Garbo in Grand Hotel (1932)

To 10 Film Lists – The Red Shoes (1948)

Lifesdailylessonsblog – The Song of Scheherazde (1947)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Shall We Dance (1937)

Cary Grant Won’t Eat You – The Fun of Center Stage (2000)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society  – Hans Christian Andersen

Critica Retro – Never Let Me Go (1953)

Anybody Got a Match? – Silk Stockings (1957)

Day 3

Crimson KimonoExposed (1983)

Cinematic Scribblings – Red Shoes (1948)

Silver Scenes – Russian Ballet Films of the 1940s-1960s

Christina Wehner  “A Winter’s Tale” (2014)

The Wonderful World of Cinema – The Ballet Scenes from Les Uns et les Autres (1981)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – Never Let Me Go (1953)

Blogferatu – Black Swan (2010)


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31 responses to ““En Pointe: The Ballet Blogathon” Begins Today!

  1. Katrina Morrison

    August 4, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Sometime late tonight I will post my submission to this lovely Blogathon 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Constance Rose Metzinger

    August 4, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    This was almost an “unfinished post” but I got it done in time! Thanks for hosting this blogathon, Christina. I just recently caught ballet-fever so I’m looking forward to reading the entries.

    Liked by 1 person

    • christinawehner

      August 4, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      Me too!!! I’ve been watching so many ballets and ballet-related films recently. 🙂

      It has been so much fun to co-host and I’m so glad you could join!


  3. charsmoviereviews

    August 4, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Christina! I have my post attached here for the blogathon 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. rebeccadeniston

    August 5, 2017 at 10:02 am

  5. carygrantwonteatyou

    August 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Mine’s up! Thanks for cohosting such a marvelous event:

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Crimsonkay

    August 6, 2017 at 1:50 am

    My post for the blogathon is up. Thanks for hosting!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Constance Rose Metzinger

    August 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Second post is up! Sorry about the delay, I was having computer trouble this afternoon.

    Liked by 1 person

    • christinawehner

      August 6, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      No problem at all! Computers can be so finicky, can’t they? Looking forward to reading it!


  8. Virginie Pronovost

    August 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Christina! 🙂 Here is my entry for the blogathon. Thanks a lot to you and Michaela for hosting!

    Liked by 1 person


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