by ponita keo & maxi battaglia
THE GREY LIFE IN PHOTOS
Mamonahi Theatre Company, founded by Martina Morrocchi in 2013, combines improvisation, immersive theatre, dance, and live music to communicate modern-day issues. With dancers and actors from various theatre, dance, and cultural backgrounds, Mamonahi adopts a mix of performance styles while emphasising the use of emotional and bodily expressions. The style and practice of Mamonahi draw inspiration from the techniques of those such as Pina Bausch, Konstantin Stanislavski, Jacques Lecoq, Jean Genet, and Lee Strasberg.
The Grey Life is Mamonahi Theatre Company's flagship immersive theatre and dance production, written and directed by Martina Morrocchi. The show serves as a commentary on modern society and explores the concept of "pollution" in various forms. Commissioned by Mamonahi Theatre Company, these photographs were taken over the course of the rehearsals in Beijing, 2016.