Yes, yes, I said we were wrapping up Snow King 2 coverage last week, but that’s before I knew there was a whole slew of practice photos to be had… So please enjoy this all-new exclusive gallery from Elena Vasileva of the final dress rehearsal before the premiere in Moscow. Here the skaters are in costume but without makeup, and it’s particularly interesting to see enchanted (and jet-lagged) Kai that way. Despite his exhaustion, Johnny is focused and beautiful, and I love how much fun he and Irina Slutskaya seem to be having together.
For more Snow King 2 posts, please see the list on the blog’s home page.
UPDATE! Scroll down for new video of Kai and the Snow King!
UPDATE: NEW VIDEO!
Excellent quality video of Kai and the Snow King’s carriage! Johnny first appears beginning at about 2:40.
NEW! Another look at this crowd-favorite program, from a different performance.
And also excellent quality of Enchanted Kai playing chess with the Snow King from the December 29, 2015, performance.
NEW! The chess game from the January 3 show.
From the Russian fan meeting: the moment when Johnny opens his gift. For more fan meeting coverage, including exclusive photos and full-length video, please see this post.
Кусочек видео с Джонни. Fan meeting in Moscow 7.01.16 with @johnnygweir 🐼. #johnnyweir #moscow #meet #джоннивейр #москва #встреча #фигурист #подарок by @sshcherbakova
Fan meeting with @johnnygweir in Moscow 07/01/16. 🐼🇺🇸 #johnnyweir #moscow #meet #москва #джоннивейр #фигурист by @sshcherbakova
From Sveta Poln’s newly uploaded rehearsal shots. See the full gallery here!
And new rehearsal video! Johnny and Zhenya working on the chess game sequence.
GET READY! Johnny returns to Japan this week to compete again in Medal Winners Open on Friday, January 15 (GANBATTE, Johnny!). He’s also appearing in New Year on Ice immediately following, on Saturday and Sunday, which will be broadcast live in Japan. Here’s hoping for video from the broadcast!
Image via Johnny’s official website.
REMINDER: If you’d like to offer happy holiday wishes to Johnny (and Tëma!), there’s still time to send cards and small gifts to him through his fan mail service! Holiday mail will be forwarded to him after he returns from Japan. Details and gift suggestions on this post, along with tons of gorgeous picspam!
Image via Show Johnny Weir the Love on Facebook.
Very special thanks to Elena Vasileva for the beautiful exclusive photos!