RICOCHET: Site-Specific DancesTraversing Stanford Campus



Stanford dancers, choreographers, and theater-makers join together to present a series of Innovative site-specific performances criss-crossing the campus on and near the Stanford Engineering Quad (SEQ). The short works are specially created to reveal the eloquent extraordinary within the ordinary, the magical and imaginative potential of iconic and familiar campus locations, architectural features, and grounds. Both an aesthetic and athletic adventure, the traveling audience is led from site to site by an exuberant band of dancing guides, known as the “Ricochet Ramblers.”



Diane Frank

Teaching artist/choreographer/dancer. TAPS Lecturer Diane Frank’s long career highlights include 11 years of touring nationally and internationally with Douglas Dunn & Dancers; teaching all levels of technique as a faculty member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, and choreographing projects spanning more than 30 years. At Cunningham’s request, she taught technique and repertory at the American Center in Paris, and she staged works for Mr. Dunn on the Groupe de Recherche at the Paris Opera Ballet. Her choreography projects, for which she was awarded 7 NEA Choreography Fellowships, have been presented numerous times at Dance Theater Workshop and St. Mark’s Dance Space in NYC, The Dance Place (Washington DC), The American Center in Paris, and Riverside Studios/London. She was honored to have her work created on Stanford dancers selected for the ACDA National Gala performances at the Kennedy Center.

At Stanford, Ms. Frank has a long history of creating, directing, mentoring, and presenting site-specific and outdoor dance projects, among them: “RED ROVER,” “Cantor: Re-Wired”, “Construction Site”, “Out of Sequence”, “In A Winter Garden,” and most recently, the site-specific dance film “Trace Lines in the Provisional”. She has been instrumental in supporting guest artist works created for non-traditional settings and employing diverse and innovative choreographic methods, notably the work of Ann Carlson (for whom she has most recently performed in national tours of the outdoor pastoral work “Doggie Hamlet”). She believes that performances unhitched from conventional theatrical frames are an invitation to open our eyes, refresh our minds, engage our imaginations, and create community.

and CREW

Diane Frank  
Costume Designers
Catherine Sarca, Elzi Thomas
Costume Mentor
Becky Bodurtha
Morgan Gwilym Tso


Free & Open to The Public
No Reservations Necessary


Wednesday June 01
7pm to Sunset
Begins at the Roble Gym Side Patio and m
oves through the Engineering Quad


This production was made possible in part by the Pigott Fund for Drama, the May Ellen Ritter Production Fund, and the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Fund.


This Outdoor Moving Performance covers ~0.75 miles round trip, and involves walking between pieces. Most locations have the audience standing while viewing the pieces.


For disability-related accommodations, please contact tapsinformation@stanford.edu. Requests should be made by May 26th.


For the safety of the performers and those around you, masks are strongly encouraged at all times during this performance.

Patrons should not attend events if they are experiencing symptoms of upper respiratory illness.Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 within ten days of being on campus should submit a General COVID-19 Case Reporting Form.


The Wednesday, June 1st performance will be recorded for future public viewing. Cameras following the performance may incidentally capture audience images and audio in the background. Patrons should alert all members of their party to this possibility, and refrain from attending if members of the party do not consent.


Meet The Ricochet Ramblers

Roble Gym Outdoor Patio

The Ricochet Ramblers
(Your dancing guides, leading you from site to site)

Andres Alas
Thao Dang
Davarria Ford
Mengmeng Ji
Aubrey Ludlow
Abigail Phinney
Sara Schroeder
Sid Zhang


Granite Rocks

Choreographed & Performed by
Siranush Bobackhanova

Music by

Seán Iosaf O´ Dálaigh

Choreographer’s Note
“Petrochronos” means Stone-Time in Greek.

Composer’s Note
The sound in this piece is a study of rocks. The vibrations we don’t usually hear are made perceptually salient to us; from infrasound such as seismic activity to the resonant frequencies of the rocks. This is not done as a scientific exercise, rather to allow us as humans to go towards an experience of the rocks time scale.

The Heart and The Mind

Tree Mound & Lawn

Co-Choreographed & Performed by
Sala Ba & TaNia Donatto

Music by

Paul Mabury & Jason Ingram, “You Say”
Ludwig Van Beethoven, “Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13″ 

Music Arranged by

Al van der Beck & Steven Sharp Nelson.

Music Performed by

The Piano Guys

Spring Rhapsody

Huang Steps & Lower Patio

Choreographed & Performed by
Molly Graybill, Robert Igbokwe, Leilani Tian

Music by

Philip Glass & Carducci String Quartet, “Mishina” (String Quartet No. 3)
Max Richter, Daniel Hope, Antonio Vivaldi, “Spring 1”

In Between Spaces

Lamp Post & Palm Trees

Choreographed & Performed by
Me Me Khant


Music by
Nathan Lanier, “Sand”
Combined with traditional Bagan and Burmese dance music


Choreographer’s Note
This movement is a combination of a Bagan traditional piece and phrases inspired from choreography of Jinwook Lee from GNI Dance Company. 

Island of Clapping Trees

Shriram Lower-Level Garden

Choreographed & Performed by
Minha Kim

Music by

Penguin Cafe, “Close Encounter”

Course Quartet

Benches & Trees Cluster

Choreographed by
Rio Hall-Zazueta

Music by

Radiohead, “Creep (Radio Version) [Karaoke Version]”

Arranged by

The Karaoke Channel

Performed by

Fiona Hall-Zazueta
Rio Hall-Zazueta
Yao Shengjie
Elisa Tabor

Dancing with wood

Spheres & Amphitheater

Choreographed by
Vince Pane

Music & Score by

Viam Sarv, “rage heart improvisation # 30585”

Wood sculpture by

Vince Pane

Performed by

Vince Pane
Viam Sarv


Spheres, Seat Walls, Benches

Choreographed & Performed by
Sophie Otewalt

Music by

Michael Price, “Easter”


Tree, Lamp Post & Sphere

Choreographed & Performed by
Yeh-Tang (Ricky) Huang