First Aid

site-specific performance for 10 participants

The performance First Aid is misusing the situation of a common first-aid training. Developed in 2020-2021 during the pandemic the performance simulates the coming together of a group of people as an emergency. Two trainers guide the participants through different exercises in which collectivity and the relationship as a group are practiced in a radical way. Unlearning a familiar situation becomes a political measure with artistic means.

In relation to the environment in which the performance takes place, different dimensions of the defamiliarization are amplified.

Museum of Contemporary Art (Skopje 2022)

photos: Leni von Geleva

Sports hall (Erlangen 2022)

photos: Johanna Hoff

Underground car park (Giessen 2021)

photos: Rolf K. Wegst, Dana Maxim, Falczyk/Herschel

Previous dates

21 + 23/09/2022 CRIC Festival of critical culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (MKD)

25/06/2022 ARENA Festival, Friedrich Sponsel sports hall, Erlangen

17 + 18/04/2022 Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme (FR)

11/09/2021 Zeitzeug Festival, Car park University West, Bochum

28/08/2021 TanzArt-ostwest Festival, Underground car park city hall, Giessen

26 + 29/04/2021 Sports hall Kugelberg, Giessen

First Aid is a production by Felix Falczyk and Johanna Herschel in cooperation with the Institute for Applied Theater Studies with kind support by the Institute for Sports Science of Justus Liebig University Giessen. Guest performances have been made possible by Giessener Hochschulgesellschaft, ID_Tanzhaus Frankfurt Rhein-Main supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT,  funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR - Dance Aid Programme initiative, Kontrapunkt and CRIC - Festival of Critical Culture supported by Goethe-Institut Skopje, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia and Allianz Kulturstiftung, Creative Europe.