A four performers quartet freeling ispired by Beethoven Strings quartet Op. 131 in E minor No Comfort Zone explores the discomfort and risk of entering into the unknown as keys elements within a creative process.


concept and choreography / composition : Sara Marasso and Stefano Risso

created and performed in collaboration with: Fenia Kotsopoulou, Sara Marasso, Teresa Noronha Feio
+ double bass and live electronics: Stefano Risso

lighting design: Davide Rigodanza
dramaturgical assistance: Giulia Muroni

The project was selected within the context of Project: choreographic Residences in Lavanderia A vapore 3.0 / Piemonte Vivo and received a special mention from the selection committee of the first open call for Choreographic residences. The project receives the support of Torinodanza Festival, the financial and organizational support of Lavanderia a Vapore di Piemonte dal Vivo, and the collaboration of Interplay Festival.

The next phase of NO COMFORT ZONE continues with a residency from 22nd  until 30th of July, at Teatro Municipal do Campo Alegre, Porto (PT), with the support of Companhia Instavel and at SOUDOS – Espaço Rural de Artes  with the support of  Vo’arte production company.

9 e 10 November 2018
Autunno Danza Festival (premiere/ quartet)
Teatro Massimo, Cagliari

28th July 2016
Public presentation at the end of the residency (duo)
Espaço Rural de Artes, Soudos, Portugal

29th September 2016
Public presentation at the end of the residency (quartet)
Lavanderia a Vapore – Regional Center for Dance, Collegno (To)

22th October 2016
Short extract (duo)
Attraversamenti Multipli Festival,  Roma

28th January – 1st February 2017: Residency at SPAM! (Lucca),  ALDES Company – Roberto Castello.