Photo: Maya De Alemida Araujo

Jesse Bannister was fully immersed (in more ways than one) in the spirit of Balbir Singh’s swimming pool-based spectacular Synchronised, in this promotional image for the show. The photo, which became emblematic of Balbir Singh’s innovative sport-art crossover work, was taken by Maya De Alemida Araujo.

Jesse is trained in both the classical Indian and Jazz music traditions, and has been a key collaborator with Balbir Singh for many years.

‘Our friends at Balbir Singh Dance know how to stay cool on a warm summer’s day’

Royal Opera House tweet following the Synchronised strategic tour performance in London, 2014

Photo: Maya De Alemida Araujo