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The Jerusalem Tamar Dance Company was the city’s first professional repertory dance troupe. The troupe, which consisted primarily of Israeli dancers who had studied abroad, specialized in contemporary and original pieces. It achieved much critical and popular success under artistic directors Zvi Gotheiner and Amir Kolban. The group performed extensively in Jerusalem and Israel and operated a school of dance for children and adults. The Jerusalem Foundation converted an existing space in the Joseph & Caroline Gruss Community Center to a rehearsal and teaching studio, which included a main dance hall, a warm-up hall, an office and storage area for the company in 1987.The Jerusalem Foundation also provided support to the company for productions at the Jerusalem Theater, the Israel Museum and other Jerusalem locations. Due to financial troubles, the company gave its final performance in 1992.

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