Presidensity Project is a 4-Year Research Residency
In late 2016, Melissa Birch initiated PRESIDENSITY PROJECT, a performance residency
addressing civic complexity (American) through performance & studio practice.
PRESIDENSITY funnels performance actions into precise functions: PRESI for leaders already leading our communities, DENSITY for collective conscience filling the void. PROJECT as an investigation of form and antidote.
Melissa's embodied performance works transpose social contexts into live installations, energizing engagement with familiar and dramatic narratives. Based in the Twin Cities, Melissa's stage work and dance-theater collaborations have been presented in residency in Berlin, DE, and throughout North America, through numerous commissions and production collaborations — to popular and critical acclaim..
A logical next step of performance research, Presidensity Project builds on Birch’s
reputation for delivering vanguard performance products within a flexibility of form.