Filling Jerusalem's Artistic Vacuum

Launching its 10th festival, the feisty Machol Shalem Dance House is instrumental in helping Jerusalem compete against Tel Aviv, the country's cultural capital.

About a year ago, Jerusalem's Machol Shalem Dance House joined the five dance centers already supported by the Culture and Sports Ministry. "It's impossible that there will be only one pipeline in Israel to the international dance scene," say Machol Shalem's artistic codirectors-choreographers Ruby Edelman and Ofra Idel. "With all due respect to Suzanne Dellal, the airport is located between two...