Tuesday, February 3, 2009
We Share Our Super Supers
One of our most loyal and passionate volunteers was featured in a photo and article on the front page of the How We Live section of today's Oregonian. George Dover has been a friendly face and encouraging presence around OBT for years, taking adult ballet classes with enthusiasm and energy, staffing the gift boutique in the theater lobby, appearing on stage with us in various productions (Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and more) and generally being a wonderful friend to the organization. His wide, sunny smile is always a welcome and energizing sight. The article in the paper today is about the supernumeraries in Portland Opera's upcoming production of Turn of the Screw, in which George will be appearing. I've noticed him in opera productions before (don't think you can't be picked out of a crowd, supers!) and immediately scanned the photo and article for a familiar face when I saw the headline this morning. And there he was. (I quite appreciated his comment in the article about the importance of moving in coordination with musical cues when appearing in ballet productions). Congratulations, George, and merde for the performance!