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!

May I just say: huge kudos to both Johnny and Zhang Hao for their beauty and bravery in creating a new interpretation of this story, and for performing it with such poignant passion and intensity in front of thousands in China, a country not necessarily known for its progressive views on human relationships. I applaud them both, as well as the Artistry on Ice visionary team who chose to produce this performance.



Photos below credited per Weibo stamp on each image unless otherwise noted. Please, please click any photo for the full-size image. Nearly all these are wondrously huge, as is our preference. They may take a moment to load, but are well worth the wait.



“Farewell My Concubine”























Full version here.








Full version here.








Full version here.


Please do click here for incredible full-size image.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.





Video clips!! Via @ivansiva.


Via @chrisxytang: 
“#johnnyweir great performance!
@johnnygweir”



Video!! The full performance. 
Stunning and poignant.
Video link.
Original source here.




Johnny Instagrammed this photo after the show 
with this caption: “From tonight’s performance! 
Photo courtesy of Joveta Lee. So happy to portray 
forbidden love, so close to the Forbidden City. 
#KinglyConsort @ Forbidden City 故宫, Beijing.”

Please click here for full-size image.



UPDATE!
All photos in this series via Getty. 
Please click any image for full-size view.


























Bonus Finale Pics!

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo


IDK why he seems astonished!
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo


Love this.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo



Backstage.

With Han Yan.


With Li Zijun.


In headgear at rehearsal.




Freaking out Li Zijun.


These costumes though.


Makeup for the King’s Consort!


With the artist who created the look.


The Consort is ready.











Bonus pics!! Yes, he also performed 
his Bollywood piece. More pics of 
that program coming!


After the show.




Via @bamii_m: “love you sweety.
please always happy.miss you already...
❤️#johnnygweir”



Bonus vids!! Via @chrisxytang: “#johnnyweir 
#artistryonice fabulous spin!”


Via @chrisxytang: “The final! #artistryonice” 
Watch for Johnny at the far left.


Beijing press conference...
Video link.


...and Johnny at rehearsal!
Video link.



ICYMI: The Weibocalypse Is Nigh.
Thursday rehearsal pics plus coverage 
of the Beijing press conference!
Please click here for beautiful full-size image, 
and roll around in the picspam here.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.



ICYMI:Surrounded By So Much Love.
Wednesday rehearsal pics plus fan meeting pics!
Not all of the rehearsal was quite this serious, though.... 
Please click for beautiful full-size image,
and enjoy all the endless picspam here



Very special thanks to Joveta Leo 
for the exclusive pics!!



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, 
which will premiere October 22.
More info here and on the EPIX website.



Johnny and Tara’s brilliant commentary 
segment from Late Night With Seth Meyers!
Video link.
Watch their interview with Seth here.



Johnny and Dora!!
Watch his spot over and over again 
here, here, or here!



On Johnny’s website, 
linked to his retirement statement
Thank YOU, Johnny!



ICYMI: Johnny plans to discuss his personal difficulties just once, 
in an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush. 
The three-part interview is available at these links:




UPDATE: In response to a rash of erroneous reports in the media, 
Johnny spoke briefly with Access Hollywood again
to set the record straight.




Also on the blog:
“Rise Like a Phoenix”
An exquisite black-and-white series 
of Johnny at rehearsal. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.


“Favorite Fairytale”
Beautiful Johnny being happy on the ice. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.



“Cure for the Uncommon Cold”
Gorgeous sun-drenched Johnny picspam, 
for those of us who prefer our winter 
a little less... wintry. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.



“Random Tuesday Roundup, Or: Is It Summer Yet?”
More Sun Valley
 since because Chiberia. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.



“Because It’s Glorious.”
A look back at Johnny’s first national title 
and his thoughts on Nationals, accompanied by 
20+ exquisite black-and-white portraits.
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.
Please click twice for larger image.



“Frost Giant.”
25+ exclusive pics of Johnny
performing Army of Me.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.



All of Him Is My Treasure.”
Fans react to Johnny’s graceful exit 
from competitive skating.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.



“Practice Is Perfect”
25+ exclusive photos of Johnny’s 
Sun Valley rehearsal.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.


“Dear Johnny...”
Selected black-and-white photos of Johnny’s 
hauntingly beautiful Schindler’s List debut.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Johnny’s latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the “National Commentary“ 
section—don’t miss a single one! 



A number of Johnny’s auction items 
have been relistedwhich means if you missed out 
the first time around, you’re in luck: 
It’s not too late to own a piece of Weir Gear! 
Go check it out and see what treasures 
you could take home!



Please alert absolutely everyone you’ve ever met 
to “like” and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.



Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as “Best Sportsman”
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka  to tell us he wants us to! 




Watch bonus clips online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you’re watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....



At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!



Johnny tweeted:
“Buy my single,’Dirty Love’ via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!”
IN THE SAME WAY THAT IT NEEDS AIR.
You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny’s website,
or just click the “Buy” button on the player at the top of the blog!



Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny’s website!


copyright 2014 Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

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