Presidensity Project is a 4-Year Research Residency


In late 2016, writer, director and live artist Melissa Birch began the PRESIDENSITY PROJECT, a 4-year research residency addressing complexity (American) through performance & studio practice.

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.


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density | ˈdensədē | noun (plural densities) the degree of compactness of a substance: a reduction in bone density. • (also packing density) Computing a measure of the amount of information on a storage medium (tape or disk). For magnetic tape it is the amount of information recorded per unit length of tape (bits per inch or millimeter); for a disk, a fixed number of bits per sector, sectors per track, and tracks per disk: chip density doubles every eighteen months | [as modifier, in combination] :  a low-density 5.25-inch floppy disk | a drive capable of handling high-density 1.44 megabyte disks. • Physics degree of consistency measured by the quantity of mass per unit volume. • the opacity of a photographic image. • the quantity of people or things in a given area or space: areas of low population density | a density of 10,000 per square mile. ORIGIN early 17th century: from French densité or Latin densitas, from densus ‘dense’.

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