Bel said neither he nor his dance company would be taking a plane again. AFP / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN
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The French choreographer Jerome Bel caused a stir Thursday by saying that he had stopped taking flights and was turning his back on the "artistic jet set". The enfant terrible of French dance told AFP that 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 theater stars who are now refusing to travel by plane for performances and rehearsals, including the acclaimed British director Katie Mitchell. Bel said that neither he nor his dance company would be taking a plane again.Leonardo DiCaprio, who has produced the documentary "The 11th Hour" warning of climate change and the new film "Ice on Fire" championing possible solutions, admitted he was responsible for more than 100 tons of greenhouse gases over a decade.
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