Friday, August 29, 2014

"To Stand in a Ray of Sunlight"

Sun-drenched Johnny at rehearsal in Sun Valley.
Please click twice for beautiful full-size image.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



25+ new all-exclusive photos 
from Sun Valley below!!

Plus: NEW exclusive video!
And still more to come!



Get your tickets ASAP!! Johnny will be performing
in An Evening With Champions, hosted 
at Harvard University’s Bright Hockey Center 
in Boston, MA, September 19 and 20! 
This annual charity show is a fundraiser for 
the Jimmy Fund of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 
Yes, VIP tickets are available, which include 
admission to a meet-n-greet with the skaters. 
East Coast fans: don’t miss this one! 
Show and ticket info here.



Premiering in October!! 
Johnny stars in To Russia With Love
a new documentary about LGBT athletes, 
portions of which were filmed in secret during his time 
in Sochi as an NBC figure skating commentator. 
He also is an executive producer for the film, 
a project of Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions.
More info here and on the EPIX website.



UPDATE!! 
Just announced!

Via Johnny’s Instagram: 
“I’m so excited to be a part of @plushenkoofficial presentation and world tour of ‘Snow King’! 
It’s the first day and already so special. 
#Repost from @rudkovskayaofficial 
@ Ice Arena UTC ‘Navagorsk’”

This is AMAZING. 
Please watch for more details coming soon!

Via Yana Rudkovskaya’s Instagram: 
Работают ребята.... Создаем шедевральную сказку для всей семьи.. 
Work guys .... Create a masterpiece tale for the whole family .. 
@johnnygweir @plushenkoofficial @irina_sluslu 
#thesnowkingbyplushenko”


Video clip from the photo shoot in Moscow!! 
Via photographer Vladimir Shirokov.


UPDATE!! One more look at the cast, 
via @galapurga.




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Yes, apparently Johnny’s in Russia! And he seems really happy about that, and I’m so happy for him to be somewhere that speaks so deeply to his soul and offers him joy and respite.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Human

Johnny performs in the US debut of his program 
to Christina Perri’s “Human” in Sun Valley, Idaho. 
Please, please click here 
for the stunning full-size image. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Selected all-exclusive photos 
from Sun Valley below!!

Plus: Exclusive video!
And much more to come!



Get your tickets ASAP!! Johnny will be performing
in An Evening With Champions, hosted 
at Harvard University’s Bright Hockey Center 
in Boston, MA, September 19 and 20! 
This annual charity show is a fundraiser for 
the Jimmy Fund of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 
Yes, VIP tickets are available, which include 
admission to a meet-n-greet with the skaters. 
East Coast fans: don’t miss this one! 
Show and ticket info here.



West Coast fans: this one’s for you!! 
Tickets are available for this August 27 
charity event in northern California, 
which benefits the educational programs of the
San Francisco 49ers Academy. Though he’s not skating at
this event, Johnny will be the emcee for the evening—
and that alone is worth the price of admission. 
Event and ticket info here.



Premiering in just 60 days!! 
Johnny stars in To Russia With Love
a new documentary about LGBT athletes, 
portions of which were filmed in secret during his time 
in Sochi as an NBC figure skating commentator. 
He also is an executive producer for the film, 
a project of Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions.
More info here and on the EPIX website.




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Yes, he was amazing! As always.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"Be Gorgeous Without Your Pants"

Johnny signs autographs and takes a few last photos 
with fans at the airport in Taiwan before boarding 
his flight home at the conclusion of the Artistry on Ice tour.
Photo © Karen Wolffy.



50+ Artistry on Ice pics below!!

Plus all-new videos, 
including Beijing and Guangzhou
press conferences!




Also below: Amazing 
special bonus
video from Japan!

UPDATE: Two more Japan 
videos just added, plus: 
HD video from the AOI Taiwan
TV broadcast!



Just announced!! Johnny will be perfoming
in An Evening With Champions, hosted 
at Harvard University’s Bright Hockey Center 
in Boston, MA, September 19 and 20! 
This annual charity show is a fundraiser for 
the Jimmy Fund of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 
Yes, VIP tickets are available, which include 
admission to a meet-n-greet with the skaters. 
East Coast fans: don’t miss this one! 
Show and ticket info here.



West Coast fans: this one’s for you!! 
Tickets are available for this August 27 
charity event in northern California, 
which benefits the educational programs of the
San Francisco 49ers Academy. Though he’s not skating at
this event, Johnny will be the emcee for the evening—
and that alone is worth the price of admission. 
Event and ticket info here.



Johnny has revealed the results! 
Did your favorite win?



Johnny’s performing  
in Sun Valley, ID, this Saturday, August 16. 
A few tickets are still available. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Kayso yesterday was a day in which I drove across the entire width of this state and back to retrieve some things from the attic of a place where I stored a bunch of stuff and which is now completely infested with bats. Because my life is really horrifyingly nightmarish interesting like that, and this is the sort of thing you do when you’re me. Other people might spend the day at, say, a normal job, or perhaps enjoying a random late-summer day off, or helping their children get geared up for back-to-school, or buying tickets to attend every upcoming Johnny event (see above!), or simply posing in a window and looking amazing against a cityscape backdrop:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Magic Becomes Art...

...when it has nothing to hide.
— Ben Okri

Stunning fan art by 
@glace_icywaterdri on Weibo. 
Original pics here.



60+ spectacular 
Artistry on Ice pics below!!
Plus video!



Johnny has announced the results! 
Did your favorite win?



Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



So today is my birthday, and everyone has already been really really nice about that, and since no one has sighed yet or glanced impatiently at their watches no matter how many times I exclaim, “These are my favorites!” as I throw yet another batch of Artistry on Ice picspam on here, probably because everyone kindly recognizes that repeating oneself is a sign of aging, which I’m merrily doing right now as we speak, I’m just going to play my favorites card again today because it’s my birthday (did I mention that? Did we also talk about age-related forgetfulness? I can’t remember. Note: people who correspond with me frequently will recognize these as actual conversational moments), except that these are really really really my favorites. All from the second stop of the tour, Shanghai, bookended by simply stupendous fan art from Guangzhou.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Concubine

Johnny as the King’s Consort 
in today’s performance of “Farewell My Concubine” 
in Guangzhou, with partner Zhang Hao skating as the King. 
Photo art detail from an exclusive photo © Joveta Leo
Full version below.



50+ Artistry on Ice pics below, 
including exclusives plus
video captures from today’s
Guangzhou livestream!!

And also some of this from Shanghai:




NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Today’s favorites: Lots and lots of Guangzhou, including exclusive pics from the amazing show that was livestreamed around the world earlier today, plus: a bonus section to die for from Shanghai.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bollywood in Beijing and Other Stories

Johnny performs his Bollywood program in Beijing 
at the premiere of the Artistry on Ice tour.
Photo © Maria Ma.



70+ Artistry on Ice pics below, 
plus special bonus video!

And also lots of this:

Johnny and Stéphane at the Guangzhou 
press conference earlier today.



IMPORTANT UPDATE!!

The Artistry on Ice show in Guangzhou
is scheduled to be broadcast LIVE on 
this website Friday, August 1, at 8 pm
local Guangzhou time! 
Times in the US are: 8 am EDT, 
7 am CDT, 6 am MDT, 5 am PDT. 
Don’t miss it!!



NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



UPDATE!! Johnny in Guangzhou Thursday 
during a rare day off on the tour. #almostnopants



Monday, July 28, 2014

"Love Is In Your Eyes"

Beautiful Johnny as the King’s Consort, 
skating to “When Love Is Gone” from Farewell My Concubine
The King’s role is skated by Zhang Hao in the 
boundary-breaking male/male pairs performance 
that has now moved two Chinese audiences to tears and 
to the loudest applause for any performance during 
both shows thus far, according to fan reports. 

Please click for full-size image. 
Original here.



60+ Artistry on Ice pics below, 
plus HD videos from both shows!

More to come, including 
Johnny’s Bollywood picspam! 



NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



So as I was explaining on Twitter, this whole post sort of got away from me today and ended up being waaaaay longer than I meant it to be, although I started off simply enough with this tidy premise: how about I just throw some of my favorites from Weibo up to this point on here and we’ll just enjoy those for now while I blog more later this week?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Forbidden Love: The King's Consort

Johnny as the King’s Consort
in “Farewell My Concubine,” from the opening show 
of the Artistry on Ice tour.  He played the role 
as part of a groundbreaking and very well-received 
male/male pairs routine with partner Zhang Hao.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.
Please, please click here 
for stunning full-size image.




20+ performance pics below, 
plus FULL video!

More to come, including 
Johnny’s Bollywood program! 



UPDATE!! 
New gallery now available via Getty!
See the full series below. 


And NEW video!!
Video link.



NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



More photos and videos coming soon, but clearly no one wants to wait another minute to catch a glimpse of this extraordinary moment in figure skating performance art. So please watch for updates as more coverage becomes available!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Weibocalypse Is Nigh

Johnny at Artistry on Ice rehearsal on Thursday.
Please click here for beautiful full-size image.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.



More from this stunning 
rehearsal series below!



AMAZING UPDATE!!
First photos of Johnny’s performance
as the King’s Consort from 
“Farewell My Concubine,” with male partner
Zhang Hao skating as the King.
Please click these for the full-size images.
Stunningly, heartbreakingly beautiful.







Special thanks to Elena Vasileva for finding these on Weibo!



Johnny in his makeup for the role.
Special thanks to Junko Mi for finding this one!



ICYMI: Johnny and Stéphane 
at the Beijing press conference.
Please, please click for full-size image.
More press conference coverage below,
including video snippets!



NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



No one seriously wants to read any words here, do they?