GTL Posted January 19, 2013 Share Posted January 19, 2013 The London Evening Standard of 17 January 2013 carried a report which gave prominence to the participation of Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, in the “Making London Even Greater” debate hosted by the Standard and Google. She is reported as saying that non-EU dancers whose English-language skills are deemed inadequate at the Border Agency examination are unlikely to be granted visas for employment here, despite the relative irrelevance to their job, and that renewals, including that of Yonah Acosta whose visa expires soon, are at risk. The Standard gives some direct quotes from her: “Our ballet companies and orchestras are very diverse because we have been able to really offer the jobs on a meritorious basis.” “Now they have to do certain exams and have a certain level of English that most Russians and Cubans might not be able to speak. I am finding I am unable to offer jobs to these international artists.” “We might find that in 20 years’ time we will not have the next Carlos Acosta, we will not have these amazing artists that make our city such an amazing place.” http://www.standard....te-8455569.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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