Snow King 2: Johnny at Practice Is Perfect

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir BlogBeautiful Johnny at Snow King 2 rehearsal on December 25. Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.


Before the perfection of performance, first there are hours and hours and HOURS of grueling practices. Since his arrival in Moscow last week, Johnny began prepping to step into the skates of the Snow King 2’s Kai once again, relearning programs from last year as well as mastering new choreography. And that’s how he spent Christmas Day this year, as seen in these exclusive and rather serious rehearsal photos from the lovely Elena Vasileva.

Johnny also has been one of the teachers in Evgeni Plushenko’s master classes, offered during those few elusive hours during which the Snow King 2 cast is not rehearsing or performing…. Bonus pics and video from several master classes are below the picspam.

For tons of additional Snow King 2 coverage, including yet more gorgeous exclusive photos, please visit today’s two companion posts here and here!


Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog

 

Johnny Weir (c) Elena Vasileva for Binky's Johnny Weir Blog


BONUS PICS

Johnny and Katrina Gerboldt at practice:

by @katarina_gerboldt

 

With the massive polar bear ridden by Irina Slutskaya during the show:

The newest member of the Snow King family, Kuma-chan! #снежныйкороль2 by @johnnygweir

 

by @alexey_k_golubev

 

With cadets at one of the master classes:

JW_MC_EV_12-29-2015_01Via Elena Vasileva.

 

by @08svetlana

 

by @sashulka_marsova

 

by @sashulka_marsova

 

JW_MC_EV_12-29-2015_PIC_4611-2Via Elena Vasileva.

 

Это не фото, это видео 😀Евгений Плющенко,Бриан Жубер, Томаш Вернер, Джонни Вейр, Катарина Гербольд и кадеты: Ура! С Новым Годом! Снежный Король! 👍😄😍 @plushenkoofficial @johnnygweir @t.verner @katarina_gerboldt #мастеркласс #кадеты #департаментобразованиямосквы #снежныйкороль #мегаспорт #москва by @anais167

 

And two masters of the ice together:

Снежный Король и Кай. Сегодня Московская премьера “Снежный Король 2” в 18:00! Фото Е. Васильева by @johnnygweir

 


BONUS VIDEO

Johnny & Zhenya at rehearsal


Video link.

 

Johnny & Zhenya at master class


Video link.

 


Video link.

 

UPDATE!


From the most recent master class, held on December 29. Johnny appears in the background beginning at about 19:12. As soon as Zhenya realizes Johnny has arrived, he starts yelling for him. I love it.
Video link.

 


Johnny and Zhenya’s portion from the video above, with subtitles. The affection and respect these two Kings on Ice have for each other is beautiful. With special thanks to Elena Vasileva for translating!
Video link.


Very special thanks to Elena Vasileva for the exclusive photos!


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  1 comment for “Snow King 2: Johnny at Practice Is Perfect

  1. chris
    December 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    The pictures and videos are fantastic. I am thrilled to be able to see and enjoy them. Thank you very much. The perfect way to end the year!

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