Dance bloggers and dance film lovers everywhere, mark your calendars now for the first ever Dance Movie Blogathon happening May 4-10, 2008!
I can’t claim credit for this great idea, that honor goes to Marilyn Ferdinand who publishes the Ferdy on Films, etc. blog. She is organizing this fabulous event to bring awareness to the important contributions dance has made to cinema since its beginnings from Edison’s Serpentine Dance to the latest Hollywood dance hits like Step Up 2: The Streets.
In her announcement post Ferdy writes:
Ferdy on Films, etc. is proud to host the Invitation to the Dance Movie Blogathon, May 4 through May 10. The last day of the blogathon just happens to be the birthday of one of
the greatest dancers ever to grace the silver screen–Fred Astaire.
Contributions on that date that discuss Astaire are particularly
welcome. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Link to this page before the event and to Ferdy on Films, etc. during the week of the blogathon.
I will be churning out posts about my favorite dance on screen moments, and you should too! Spread the word and the link to the Ferdy on Films, etc. blog.
Here’s a little clip of Fred from Puttin’ on the Ritz to get you ready.