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. 

We’re confident in our abilities to represent the lady wave because there’s nothing out there like us. We’re very aware of the expectations of women in comedy and we subvert those expectations with a variety of explosives. 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.

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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 based in New York City. Her work in independent film (The Arbalest, Joy Kevin, Stinking Heaven, Uncertain Terms, The Unspeakable Act) has earned positive reviews in ARTFORUM, Indiewire, Variety, the Village Voice and the Chicago Sun-Times. She’s appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City. She co-choreographed and starred in DANIELS’ music video for Passion Pit’s “Cry Like a Ghost." Upcoming films include Fourteen and Jules of Light and Dark (2017 IFP Narrative Lab, US in Progress Wroclaw 2017). Tallie is from Ketchikan, Alaska. 

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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.