Fri, June 16 from 3:30-4:30pm

Sat, June 17 from 3:30-4:30pm

Sun, June 18 from 3:30-4:30pm

Fort Jay, Governors Island

Commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council


Choreographer and dance artist Jodi Melnick and visual artist John Monti create a site- specific installation/performance for the moat surrounding Fort Jay at Governors Island. Psychedelic patterns on the grass, bright neon colors, flowers, and three-dimensional shapes intersect with colorful athletic lines, demarcating and feminizing the space.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger

This project was commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and developed as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This project was developed with funds from the Doris Duke Impact Award grant.

This project was developed with support from a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

Space for Moat was generously donated by the National Park Service.


Visual Artist & Design: John Monti

Jodi Melnick is joined by performers Kareem Alexander Hewitt,  Maya Lee-Parritz,  and Pareena Lim.