Ceremony of the Promise

Performed by Kyle and Connor Walden

Performed in Austin, Texas on February 21st

2017

There is a belief held by some that Christians supersede the Jews as God’s Chosen People. Some have taken this belief even further – that America is the new Promised Land. The stripes represent the 13 original tribes of Israel, which were superseded by the 13 original colonies. The cross on the flag represents the Christian Nation that concurs with the USA. The dirt is the conquest of the Promised Land of America, similar to the conquest of Israel by the Israelites. The ensemble questions Manifest Destiny and whether its existence is ending, continuing, or only just begun.