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Pointe to prove: Dance star boycotts planes and snubs ‘artistic jet set’

Jérôme Bel recalls the moment he felt like a hypocrite and decided to cut his carbon footprint

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The French choreographer Jérôme Bel caused a stir Thursday by saying he had stopped taking flights and was turning his back on the “artistic jet set”.

The enfant terrible of French dance said he would also be boycotting work by artists who flew or did not make an effort to combat climate change.

He is one of a number of art and theatre stars who are now refusing to travel by plane for performances and rehearsals, including the acclaimed British director Katie Mitchell...

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