Photos: David Gonsier


Using The Holy Bible as impetus for text, narrative and imagery, A.D. seeked to show old and new ways to uplift the spirit and challenged mainstream white supremacist depictions of celestial beings. An electronic sound-sculpting instrument built by Cal Fish, allowed the voices and bodies of the performers, Oluwadamilare Ayroinde, Bria Bacon, Miriam Gabriel, Kyle Marshall and Myssi Robinson, to be amplified and recorded in real time. A.D. was interested in how a theater can become a sanctuary, a space for reflection in an unbelievable age.

A.D. premiered in December 2019 at the BAM Fisher during the 2019 BAM Next Wave Festival. A.D. was commissioned by BAM with generous support of the following institutions: Marlin Miller Dance Residency Program and Integrated Electronic Arts at Alfred University, Bethany Arts Community, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, MANA Contemporary Performance Residency Program, 92nd St Y Artist-in- Residence Program, Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates Sculpture Park Residency, CHIRP - County Prep High School Residency Program, Actors Fund Arts Center and DanceforceNY.
Choreographed by Kyle Marshall
Performers Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde, Bria Bacon, Miriam Gabriel, Kyle Marshall and Myssi Robinson
Music and interactive sound instrument Cal Fish
Text Holy Bible (New International Version)
Costume construction Arielle Davidoff
Lighting design Amanda K Ringger

© Kyle Marshall Choreography 2023. Updated October 2023.