The work


In Pigulim, a cultural narrative unfolds against the backdrop of a meal at a long dining table. Three lead 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 meal serves as a representation of the way we behave in contemporary society. The ceremony and habitualness of the action allows space for banality and fantasy, fear and desire, and socio-economic 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.


This video is an excerpt of a full evening-length work.


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 is performing with Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot. Since 2010, Rothschild has created her own work in collaboration with various 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
Lighting Design
Ofer Laufer
Table and Art
Ofer Laufer
Inbal Ben Zaken
Gershon Waiserfirer
Tal Yahas
Efrat Mazor
Roee Shalti
The ‘Maslool – Professional Dance Program’ Directors
Naomi Perlov, Offir Dagan
Video Produced by
Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv Dance 2020
Director & Producer
Jonathan Mordechay
Second Unit Photographer
Shay Farage
Ziv Karshen
Yohay Ben Zvi, Elad Goldberg
Additional Editing
Lior Elgazi
Roee Shalti, ©RolexRobert


"Pigulim" was developed in part during a residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY. Pigulim was created with the support of the Suzanne Dellal Centre Artist in Residence Program (2019). Supported by Asylum Arts.