Ashland Dances is sure to be a wonderful crowd pleaser. I have spent four summers at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and have danced numerous pieces with very different stories. I truly feel that this past summer, our company was at it's strongest, and the work David created showcased not only the individual dancer but how well we dance together, as a unit. The three Green Shows were exciting, humorous, and whimsical. I just hope we can exhibit and produce the same excitement as we take on the IRT Upper Stage. I have yet to see the space we are working with, I've only heard that it's small. David and Laura have been doing everything possible to prepare us for that. The first day back in the studio, Laura came to put tape down on the dance floor to mark where the edges of the stage would be. How's that for preparation! I really hope the Indianapolis audiences will enjoy Ashland Dances as much I enjoy expressing the movement and bringing back a little dash of Ashland, OR.