August 24-26 was the annual Orton Park festival on the isthmus in Madison. Among many musical acts, there was a performance by Madison's Cycropia aerial dance troupe. This performance is special because instead of hanging their apparatuses from the rafters of a gym, they use a giant oak tree in the park. It was incredible to see the performers doing complex aerobatic maneuvers on trapezes and hoops suspended from tree limbs. The fact that my former coworker Nataraj was among the performers was icing on the cake.