So among the enormous backlog of photos languishing in my computer gathering virtual dust was this beautiful series from Elena Vasileva of Johnny at the Snow King press conference, held after the show’s debut in Moscow back in early December. I ran a few of these then, but here at last are the rest of them.
Generally you might think a bunch of photos of some guy mostly sitting at a table would be less than enthralling, but this is Johnny, so naturally they’re mesmerizing. You can see that he’s beyond exhausted thanks to rehearsals, performing, and his constant companion Jet Lag, yet he’s also smiling, engaged in what’s happening, and funny. There’s a brief clip of him speaking Russian at the press conference (with translation—thank you, Elena!) at the end of the picspam.
Snow King producer Yana Rudkovskaya recently announced that the show’s world tour is indeed happening: the next show dates are in Sochi, Russia, May 1-5. Though Johnny will not be joining the cast in Sochi, Yana assured fans on her Instagram that he will be on the rest of the tour. Fingers crossed for some US dates!
Exclusive photos © Elena Vasileva. See all her gorgeous Snow King galleries here.
You also can see that these were taken before Karina Grigoryants gave him a haircut.
Press conference video! Johnny appears beginning at about 2:53. He says: “I think this [the show] is very good for the figure skating world because it is new and its level is crazy-high.”