Ella Rothschild is an active dancer and choreographer in the Tel-Aviv scene. She has worked with Israel’s most prominent companies as a creator, dancer and teacher. Ella has choreographed independently and in collaboration with musicians, video artists and sculptors.
Nivi Alroy received her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Alroy received the Ahuvi Most Promising artist award, the Frida E. Issiccoff alumni award, the Mifal Hapais grant, the Rabinovich grant, Tel Aviv special projects grant and Two Trees studio grant. Alroy took part in the Triangle workshop and the A.IR gallery residency programs in New York. She has exhibited her work internationally and created sites such as an industrial pool at the Galapagos art space and an 19th Century Textile factory in Philadelphia. In addition to her studio practice, Alroy teaches Fine Arts ro adults and children and consults to art Fellowship programs.
Flood- A multi disciplinary solo piece.
A collaboration with artist Nivi Alroy.
Flood reveals the story of an individual who survived the day after a big disaster, when there’s almost no remains from the world she knew before. Flood displays a visual picture that allows a moment to reflect on a new, lonely realty. The audience can ponder about a possibility of finding themselves in this reality. The show creates a connection between the visual fantasy of “the end” and the fear from this moment. The creation seeks a direct link between our behavior and our habits to the extreme changes in our environment. While finding a connection between the two artistic languages of Nivi Alroy and Ella Rothschild a new, a dark world reveals and exposing a tragic truth.
12 Postdated Checks
The work 12 Postdated Checks deals with one of the burning issues in the Israeli public debate recently – the housing shortage. Many young people find themselves in a vicious race whose participants compete for nearly uninhabitable apartments. The search for the ultimate apartment invites countless grotesque situations. The work delves precisely into those moments in a humorous performance that combines text and movement.
In 12 Postdated Checks Ella works with 10-20 young local dancers and with her former room-mate.
The work is performed together with the duet Tango (2010) to form an entire evening.
ACORD creates a grotesque image of a female character seeking a moment of peace, yet finding herself tangled in objects and strings. Through the character’s desperate attempt to create a sterile, effortlessly floating bubble, the viewer gets a glimpse of the wonderful, grim, humorous and contradictory world of an individual in the big city.
The work combines object theatre, dance, text and live music and singing.
Born in Israel 1984. Ella is a professional dancer who danced with Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company and in Batsheva Ensemble and Batsheva Dance Company under the Artistic Direction of Ohad Naharin and with house choreographer at the time, Sharon Eyal. Between 2006 and 2010 Ella choreographed six pieces that performed within the frame work of Batsheva Dancers Creates. As freelance dancer Ella worked and working still with diverse choreographers: Idan Cohen, “Gili Navot “, Shlomit Fundaminsky and more. Ella is also performing in the piece “Goldfish” of Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak and collaborates with them in diverse projects as an Assistant choreographer and choreography development.
Between the years 2010-2014 Ella created diverse of multidisciplinary works that integrate dance, visual art, and music: Tango, Hardwear, Dood Show, Airplay (performed at Stuttgart Solo Festival), Bird Wears a Gray Coat, Homunculuc and the newest works: Demons for the project The Kokoro, a collaboration with composer and singer Lee Triffon. Judah, Jesus with Soy, a collaboration with the Japanese actor and dancer Mirai Moriyama Premiered in “Japan dance week” in Tel-Aviv, Israel and later continued to develop in Japan and premiered as a full evening in Uchiko, Japan and then in the festival Dance Dance Dance Yokohama 2015, Acord, a multidisciplinary solo creation, Rapunzel is Stuck on the Slide a site-specific performance and sound installation that premiered at Bat Yam International Festival of Street Theater and Art. Her work 12 Postdated Checks has premiered in Curtain Up festival 2015. In 2016 Ella created Sal – A dance installation in Spiral gallery, Tokyo, Japan and Flood, a Multi disciplinary solo piece. with artist Nivi Alroy. Her work IMO the mouth is redundant – A duet, collaboration with musician Gershon Waiserfirer premiered in the December 2017.