And Now, Hold Me is an evening length duet that weaves together the accumulated materialities of fleshy existence within complex spaces in order to reveal our performances of identity. This unflinchingly tender and unyieldingly powerful work teases apart the relationship between self and space, using performance as means to couple the living in—and holding of—fleshy bodies and social spheres.

And Now,  Hold Me is the final project in BJP’s relational series; a trilogy of duets including Vinegar Spirit (2018) and Tired hearts kick darkness and bleed light. (2016). “Tired hearts…” grapples with the relationship with other – specifically through the lens of durational relationships (siblings, romantic partners, etc.) where Vinegar Spirit spirals through the relationship with self through the lens of gendered comportment. As the final duet, And Now, Hold Me encapsulates four years of research through a boundary-pushing and boundary-breaking process of holding space.

Run time: 60 minutes

Direction and Choreography by BJP
Performance and Movement Collaboration by Sergio Guerra Abril and Dylan Lambert
Lighting by Evan Anderson
Scenery by Elsa GibsonBraden
Sound by Gavin Price
Original Composition by Evan Anderson
Text by BJP and the performers.
Music: “Big Rock” by Evan Anderson, “Little Rock” by Evan Anderson, “Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001-II. Fugue” by Johanne Sebastian Bach arranged for banjo, performed by John Bullard, “Flatiron” by Suzanne Kraft, “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News, “Liebstraum No. 3” by Franz Lizt performed by Evgeny Kissin, “Desátame” by Mónica Naranjo, “Happy Days are Here Again” by Jack Yellen and Milton Ager
Video Content Creation by Erin Sullivan

Made possible with support from the DC Commission for Arts and Humanities and the Mellon Fund through American University. Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas. 


Fall 2021
Dance Place


October 2020
Dance Place

Technical Residency Open Rehearsal/Research Showing
January 10, 2020
Yale School of Drama

Excerpt – “Dylan”
SAT September 14, 9PM
Art All Night
American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Excerpt – “Hold Me”
August 12-16
Sibu International Dance Festival

Excerpt – “Dylan”
SAT July 21 at 6PM
LDST:  PopUp Works
VisArts Rooftop

Excerpt – “Dylan”
SAT June 8 at 8PM
SMUSH Moves Vol 7
SMUSH Gallery

Work In Process Showing 
Wed May 8 at 8PM
Baryshnikov Arts Center – Rudolf Nureyev Stdio (4A)

Work In Process Showing
FRI May 3 at 8PM
Dance Exchange

Photos by Elsa GibsonBraden