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K-State Today

October 7, 2013

Bryan Pinkall to help stage 2014 Olympic opening ceremony

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

After two years of interviews and testing, Bryan Pinkall, voice instructor at the K-State School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, was selected by the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games to join the group tasked with the production of the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games.

Pinkall, along with a team of 5,000 performers, artists, and organizers will travel to Sochi, Russia, for the event Feb. 7, 2014.

"I have always been passionate about the Olympic ceremonies. It is an event celebrating what is best about humanity, and the artistic possibilities are nearly limitless," Pinkall said. "I cannot fully express my gratitude to the organizing committee for this opportunity. For me, this is a dream come true."

Pinkall will be working with the ceremonies team to organize and manage portions of the opening ceremony and he will participate in the event itself.