Short video: Beyond the UK Border

 

On 14th April 2011, Ismael Ludman and Maria Mondino, professional Tango dancers who were scheduled to give workshops and show a performance in Scotland were denied entry to the UK, detained at Glasgow Airport and subsequently sent back. This short video is their beautiful response to this situation, highlighting the difficulties artists from all over the world face when trying to come to the UK for artistic and cultural programmes.

 

This seems a widespread experience which has recently been taken up in the media, see for example:

“World-class artists ‘put off coming to Britain by intrusive’ points-based immigration system” (Article in The Telegraph, 28th June 2011)

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