In Israeli choreographer Ella Rothschild’s filmed dance-theater work, Pigulim, a cultural narrative unfolds around themes of materialism and mortality. Characters struggling with loneliness and the search for happiness gather around a table, using the familiar ceremony of a shared meal to explore banality and fantasy, fear and desire.
Choreography: Ella Rothschild
Performers: Ariel Freedman, Adi Zlatin, and Keren Luria Pardes
Also featuring dancers of the Maslool Professional Dance Program: 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
Costumes: Inbal Ben Zaken
Music: Gershon Waiserfirer
Dramaturgy: Tal Yahas
Photos: Efrat Mazor
Trailers: Roee Shalti
Directors of Maslool Professional Dance Program: Naomi Perlov, Offir Dagan
Film Producer and Director: Jonathan Mordechay
Photographer and Editor: Nir Weiss
Second Unit Photographer: Shay Farage
Editor: Ziv Karshen
Sound: Yohay Ben Zvi and Elad Goldberg
Pigulim was developed, in part, during a BAC Residency.
Ella Rothschild’s presentation at BAC is supported by the Consulate General of Israel in New York.
Ella Rothschild was born in Israel in 1984. Rothschild is a choreographer and multi-disciplinary artist and dancer. Rothschild has been dancing with Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company and Batsheva Dance Company under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin.
Currently, she is dancing for Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot. Since 2010, she has been creating her own works in collaboration with various artists from different disciplines. Her work integrates dance, visual art, and music. In 2016, she received the Rosenblum Performing Arts Award by the City of Tel-Aviv for Promising Creator of 2016, and the Ministry Cultural Award of 2016. Between 2016 and 2018 she created the works Acord, 12 Postdated Checks, Judah, Jesus With Soy, Sal, Flood, Dood, and IMO the mouth is redundant, performed in NYC, Tokyo, and Tel-Aviv. In 2018 she created Feed for Cia Eliane Fetzer de Danca Contemporanea (Curitiba, Brazil) and Timeline for Balletto Teatro di Torino Dance Company (Torino, Italy). Rothschild’s latest production Futuristic Space premiered and opened the Dance, Dance, Dance festival at the Red Brick Theater in Yokohama, Japan.