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.