AGORA IS INVESTED

Convinced that artists and cultural workers are positive agents of change for ecological transition, Agora de la danse is pleased to now have a policy designed to stimulate sustainable development actions and know-how. It thereby hopes to inspire the members of its staff, its guest artists, its cultural partners and ordinary citizens to adopt eco-responsible behaviours in order to reduce negative impacts on the environment and to acknowledge the contribution of the cultural sector in this important transition.

Discover our full sustainable development policy here.

OUR VALUES

  • Creativity, an important force for change in the transition currently underway;
  • Equity, one of the principles at the heart of sustainable development;
  • Hospitality, providing a warm and respectful welcome for audiences and artists, a gesture of openness to others;
  • A rigorous approach that emphasizes artistic excellence and a distinctive spectator experience.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Traditional welcome gifts, like cut flowers, have been replaced with healthy snacks.
  • The practice of a ghost light is no longer in effect at Agora.
  • Only a few members of our team own a car, but their use is rare, favoring sustainable modes of transport such as public transport and cycling.
  • Energy efficiency is a fundamental principle of our technical team, reflecting our commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • Our technical team turns on the lights gradually as needed, avoiding excessive energy consumption.
  • We take a resource management approach by reusing microphone batteries until they run out, consistent with our sustainable practices.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Train the team to adopt digital sobriety practices in order to optimize our use of digital tools.
    • We realize the impact of our reliance on digital tools such as email and cloud platforms, and adopt more effective practices to minimize this impact.
  • Implement waste sorting, including compost, in work spaces such as theaters, offices and the café-bar, with a target to be achieved by autumn 2026.
  • Finalize an agreement with GoZéro for the management of non-recyclable waste, with steps already underway.
  • Acquire a new system for the hearing impaired to replace obsolete equipment, following technological advances.
  • Begin the transition to LED lighting in performance halls, while taking into account sustainability by avoiding wasting lamps that are still functional. This transition could involve a compromise on the nuances of light for the needs of the dramaturgy of contemporary dance works.