BALLET - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BALLET News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah Arts Festival drums up a dance commission from Ballet West’s Christopher Ruud http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58105088-223/festival-arts-ruud-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58105088-223/festival-arts-ruud-utah.html.csp">Utah Arts Festival drums up a dance commission from Ballet West’s Christopher Ruud</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T09:10:08.617-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 09:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Every morning, choreographer Christopher Ruud texts the cast of his new ballet, “DRUM,” with the daily schedule and a cryptic forecast of the challenges to come — “Day Two: I am so sore,” “Day Three: You’re Screwed.” Ruud’s charisma and comic flair are only part of what drew the cast of nine professional ballet dancers to his physically risky creative vision. His artistic clout, bolstered by 16 years with Ballet West and a short but burgeoning list of choreographic successes, has put him on a lo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58105088@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:10:08 MDT