Xander Parish on Theatre Avenue, South Bank

Photograph by

Clare Park

About this image

At our planned meeting place, alongside the off-white fondant like walls of the National Theatre, we noticed a small mosaic tile of a house martin. This bird which evokes for me such joy, energy and soaring height, is mirrored by Xander Parish from the Mariinsky Ballet, St. Petersburg. The image is part of a collaborative series of dancers shot in a more documentary and spontaneous style, by contrast to the confined world of studio and stage.