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Pinkall excited about Olympic ceremonies

Great Bend native Bryan Pinkall is shown at the site of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, where he is helping coordinate the opening ceremonies. Because the Olympics is a patchwork of humanity, there is a patchwork quilt costume the workers are required to wear.

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The Opening Ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 is just days away, and Great Bend native Dr. Bryan Pinkall is hard at work to help stage in Sochi, Russia. The opening ceremony will start at 11:14 a.m., local time, on Friday, Feb. 7.
Pinkall, a voice instructor at Kansas State University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance in Manhattan, was selected to join a team of 5,000 performers, artists and organizers to produce the opening ceremony production. Security is tight, and Pinkall reported going through five pat-downs to get to work.
“I’m very ...

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