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Forbes, June/July 2020

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发表于 7-23-2020 06:25:46 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
(1) Noah Kirsch. Worst. Deal. Ever.  After Eric Baker was fired from StubHub, the ticketing giant he cofounded, he tried to even the score by raising $4 billion to buy it back—weeks before coronavirus utterly wrecked the business. Revenge isn't always sweet.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/noa ... -ever/#2209aeba88d1


(2) Amy Feldman, Mirror, Mirror on Your Wall. Peloton isn't the only home fitness gadget suddenly prospering in the coronavirus era. BRYNN PUTNAM has hit a $300 million gusher with an interactive workout device that you can hang up anywhere at home.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/amy ... menon/#76b04fae4566

Note:
(a) That is the print title, under  the heading "THE LIST  NEXT BILLION_DOLLAR STARTUPS."
(b)
(i) Her given name Brynn is after Bryn Mawr College.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryn_Mawr_College
(see section 1 for name meaning)
(ii) Regarding her married name. The English surname Putnam is "from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case [ie, possessive] of the Old English byname Putta, meaning 'kite' (the bird) + Old English ham 'homestead.' " Dictionary of American Family Names, by Oxford University Press.
(c) "At age 7, she joined the School of American Ballet, cofounded by George Balanchine [in 1934 in Manhattan]. Her debut with the New York City Ballet was noted in the New York Times with a photograph of her and two friends. That year, she [as a kid] played the Bunny in The Nutcracker. * * * She studied Russian literature and culture at Harvard. * * * After college, she went on the road with the Pennsylvania Ballet and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal."
(i) Anna Kisselgoff, Review/City Ballet; 'The Concert' Is Part of an All-Robbins Evening. New York Times, June 14, 1994
https://www.nytimes.com/1994/06/ ... rchResultPosition=2
("When compared with George Balanchine's 1981 'Mozartiana,' which was led stylishly by Kyra Nichols and Damian Woetzel on Sunday afternoon, this bill did much to explain the differences between American ballet's greatest choreographers. Balanchine's emphasis is on steps and structure, on pure dance and its correspondence to the music. Mr Robbins's work has a less formal look. No matter how plotless, a Robbins ballet is about relationships. * * * 'Mozartiana,' danced to Tchaikovsky's tribute to Mozart, has its own unconventional structure. Ms Nichols appears to be praying in the first section, where she is surrounded by four little girls (Katherine Daines, Brynn Jinnett, Gwyneth Angela Muller and Lauren Elizabeth Toole)" )
(A) This is a short vignette.
(B) The Robbins in "All Robbins" refers to Jerome Robbins.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Robbins
(1918 – 1998; American) ballet choreographer)

"All Robbins" event or program features entirely Robbins's dance numbers, whose make-up seems not set (fixed). See
Moira Macdonald, 'All Robbins' is all pleasure at PNB. Seattle Times, May 30m 2008
https://www.seattletimes.com/lif ... ll-pleasure-at-pnb/
"Pacific Northwest Ballet's splendid 'All Robbins' evening" presented "Fancy Tree," "In the Night" and "The Concert")
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, The all-Robbins Bill: Fancy Free, Moves, and The Concert. Backtrack Ltd, 20 Apr 20, 2017
https://bachtrack.com/review-fan ... ork-city-april-2017
("On my way to Lincoln Center to see this New York City Ballet all-Robbins program")

number (n): "song, dance, piece of music, etc, especially one of several in a performance"
https://www.lexico.com/definition/number

Jeff Lunden, 'Jerome Robbins 100' Is a Centennial Celebration of Timeless Choreography. NPR, May 3, 2018 (in the program "All Things Considered")
https://www.npr.org/2018/05/03/6 ... meless-choreography
(Paragraph 1 is about "Fancy Tree;" two other photos on Fancy Tree and The Concert; photo caption: "The New York City Ballet is now marking the centennial of his birth with The Robbins 100 Festival, featuring 20 of the master's works")
(C) Orchestral Suite No 4 Mozartiana (Tchaikovsky)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestral_Suite_No._4_Mozartiana_(Tchaikovsky)
("The Orchestral Suite No 4, Op. 61, more commonly known as Mozartiana")
(ii) The Nutcracker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nutcracker
(with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Op. 71); section 3 Roles: "The Bunny;"  section 8.1: "Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a": "The Nutcracker Suite should not be mistaken for the complete ballet"

So the Forbes quotation in (c) is totally wrong: There is just one bunny in the Nutcracker, and that is a big bunny in size, played by a grown-up (not a kid). The Forbes writer did not read the New York Times art review published back in 1994, which was in fact about Mozartiana with Brynn Jinnett, (maiden name of Brynn Putnam). It is possible that Brynnn fed the (Forbes) writer with misleading information, to suggest that she was with New York City Ballet as an adult.
(iii) She is book-smart all right. But as a grown-up, she was not a professional ballerina, certainly not a principal dancer in the spotlight.

(d) Pennsylvania Ballet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Ballet
, based in Philadelphia, is private, not governmental. Then again, all dance companies (ballet or not) in US are private.
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