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Ella Rothschild


Available to view until 26.09.2020

The Show

In Pigulim, a cultural narrative unfolds against the backdrop of a meal at a long dining table where three characters suffer from unbearable loneliness and battle their way between life and death. Each character travels between their individual materialistic being and their consciousness, revealing their essential humanity in relation to existence and the quest for happiness. In Pigulim, the ceremony of the meal allows space for banality and fantasy, fear and desire, and class struggle. Rothschild’s adeptness at weaving intimacy and intricacy amplifies the role each individual occupies in the group and smartly asks who is absent and who is being missed. The work is performed by a cast of 26, including musician and collaborator Gershon Waiserfirer and dancers from the Maslool Professional Training Program.

The Artist

Ella Rothschild is a choreographer, multi-disciplinary artist, and dancer. Rothschild has danced with Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company, and Batsheva Dance Company under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin. Currently, Rothschild performs with Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot. Since 2010, Rothschild has created her own work in collaboration with artists from different disciplines. Rothschild received the Rosenblum Performing-Arts Award by the city of Tel-Aviv for promising creator of 2016, as well as the ministry cultural award. In 2017 she received the Israeli Ministry of Culture Award for the best solo performer. In 2018, Rothschild created Feed for Cia Eliane Fetzer De Danca Contemporanea (Brazil) and Timeline for Balletto Teatro Di Torino Dance Company (Italy). In 2019 Rothschild’s work, Futuristic Space, premiered and opened the festival dance, dance, dance Yokohama 2019, Japan. Ella is the recipient of a 2019 residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC) and she was named an artist in residence in the Suzanne Dellal Centre’s inaugural residency program.


Ella Rothschild
Ariel Freedman, Adi Zlatin, Keren Luria Pardes
Maslool – Professional Dance Program dancers
Noga Eliezer, Gilly Geva, Noa Gronich, Romy Duvdevani, Shani Zargari, Noam Hayoun, Noa Toledano, Omer Tichauer, Adam Ishay Eldar, Roni Morhalachmi, Lal'el Pillora, Yahav Sabag, Tal Cohen
Gershon Waiserfirer
Lighting Design
Ofer Laufer
Table and Art
Ofer Laufer
Inbal Ben Zaken
Tal Yahas
Rehearsal Manager
Dina Ziv
Styling Assistant
Omri Alvo
Efrat Mazor
Roee Shalti
Artistic Direction of the Maslool
Naomi Perlov, Offir Dagan
Rehearsal Manager
Dina Ziv


Pigulim was developed in part during a residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY. Pigulim was supported by 2019 Suzanne Dellal Centre Artist Residency Program.
Supported by Asylum Arts.

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