1. The basic elements of Detournement are: a revolving circular set, a performer seated in the middle, and a juxtaposition of words, placed on music stands that are positioned around the platform. The performer is confronted with unassociated words and challenged to surpass his of her structured mode of apprehension and narrative skill while creating (unpredicted) scenes with the ingredients at hand.

      Detournement, a work which Kinoshita developed as part of Edition III – Masquerade, is thus an exercise in deviation, a wandering from established rules and paths. Being an incentive for a ‘detour’ from habitual patterns, Detournement is at the same time an exploration of the oscillating field between mimesis and mockery: it encourages voluntary ‘misuse’ (another connotation of the meaning ‘detournement’) and challenges the performers to sidestep their persona.

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