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WE ARE COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM, a choreographed dance-comedy act, and we dance until people start laughing. We have a hyper-earnest talent show quality with character-driven performances, and people love it. We’re physically adept, absurd, and committed. 

Our diverse range (independent film, visual art, synesthesia) informs our comedy, which culls Minelli theatrics and Streep subtleties into a delightfully entertaining package. We’ve got a beat and you can dance to it.

photo: ELEANORE PIENTA

photo: ELEANORE PIENTA

photo: MINDY TUCKER

photo: MINDY TUCKER


RESUME

SOMETHING NEW: INNOVATION IN CONTEMPORARY COMEDY 
Miriam Katz, MoMA PS1

OPENING CEREMONY ACT for 2013 ING NYC MARATHON
NYRR, Central Park

BREAKOUT ARTIST COMEDY SERIES feat. JOE PERA
Carolines on Broadway

BAM & IFC Present: Get It Out There
Caroline Creaghead, BAM Cafe

BROAD CITY
Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer,
Upright Citizens Brigade NY

THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW
Chris Gethard, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM
Spank! Upright Citizens Brigade NY

COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM: SPRING RECITAL
The PIT

ENTERTAINING THE BARTENDER
Jena Friedman, Ace Hotel

GENTRIFY! BROOKLYN
Upright Citizens Brigade NY

HEART OF DARKNESS
Greg Barris, Union Hall

THE MOON
Bob Walles & Nat Towsen, Union Pool

REDUCTRESS LIVE
THE BELL HOUSE

SASHEER ZAMATA PARTY TIME!
THE BELL HOUSE

SHOWGASM
John Early, ArsNova

VARIETY SHAC
Shonali Bhowmik & Andrea Rosen
Upright Citizens Brigade NY

WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL 2012, WICF 2013
Improv Boston & Oberon, Cambridge MA


MEET THE LADIES

SUNITA MANI is an actor, dancer, and improviser based in New York City. Hailing from the live comedy scene, she has moved into TV and film and that music video: "Turn Down For What" by DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon (2014 VMA winner “Best Direction" dir. DANIELS). On-screen appearances include: Broad City (Comedy Central), Search Party (TBS), The Good Place (NBC), and in indie films like Don't Think Twice alongside Mike Birbiglia. Currently, she recurs as Trenton on USA's Mr. Robot and as Arthie Premkumar in Netflix's wrestling series GLOW. Sunita is from Dickson, TN.

TALLIE MEDEL is an actor, comedian, writer and choreographer based in New York City. Her work in film has garnered acclaim in the Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and Indiewire and awards from Sidewalk Film Festival and the Sarasota Film Festival. She’s appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City. Tallie is from Ketchikan, Alaska. 

Instagram & Twitter: @talliemedel

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ELEANORE PIENTA is an actor, director, comedian, and dancer and visual artist, and elephant and choreographer and friend and daughter and performance artist and well, everything.  She has garnered awards for her performances in the indie hits: See You Next Tuesday7 Chinese BrothersA Bad Idea Gone Wrong.  She most recently wrote/directed/starred in Ada, a short film about an unlikeable girl.  It will be in a huge movie theater near you in 2018.  You can catch her performing her characters live on the supple stages of the New York comedy scene.  She originally hails from Valatie, NY.

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UPCOMING SHOWS & EVENTS

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HIGH MUD COMEDY FEST at MASS MoCA

Friday, March 29
BUY FRIDAY PASS
Judah Friedlander
Sarah Squirm
James Adomian

Saturday, March 30
BUY SATURDAY PASS
Michelle Buteau
Catherine Cohen
James Adomian
Sidney Gish
Cocoon Central Dance Team
Second City Workshop

March 30, 2019

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA WAY 
North Adams, MA 01247

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COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM PRESENTS FROM GRINDSTONE TO RHINESTONE: THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Doors: 7:30 pm, Performance: 8 pm
Tickets: $15 here
Ages 21+

April 26, 2019
The Bell House
149 7th Street | Brooklyn, NY | 11215

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image: REBECCA CLARKE

CONTACT

Want to book us?

MANAGER
MOSAIC | Lisa Mierke

Lisa@mosaicla.com
(310) 786-8986

AGENT 
PARADIGM | John Domingos

jdomingos@paradigmagency.com
(212) 897-6400

Wanna say hi?
cocooncentral@gmail.com