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

OPENING CEREMONY ING NYC MARATHON 2012 | (Cancelled, Sandy)

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 a dancer/choreographer, improviser and actress from Dickson, TN. She has spent the past few years coming up through the Upright Citizens Brigade core improv program (Diversity Scholarship recipient, 2010) as well as improvising at The Magnet Theatre. She has been honored to represent her weird and physical self in theatrical runs of THE WEIRD ONES directed by Shannon O'Neil (UCB) and THE ACID TRIP directed by Louis Kornfeld, a spotlight series staged at the Magnet. Her acting is featured in films like Everything A Monster is Not (dir. Daniel Scheinert) and bit parts in The Unspeakable Act (dir. Dan Sallitt), Intimate Semaphores: High + Dry (dir. T.J. Misny), and the upcoming Third Street Blackout (dir. Negin Farsad). You can see her in Broad City on Comedy Central in a very diverse cast of the young and the restless of a tech company. Her dancing and choreography is featured in first-dances for Bollywood style weddings, her own solo work, all over time + space with COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM, and most recently in the music video "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon. She can't believe this is a fact of her life.

TALLIE MEDEL is an actor, comedian and dancer based in New York City. Her work 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." Tallie is from Ketchikan, Alaska.

ELEANORE PIENTA is a visual artist and actress, as well as a dancer and choreographer based out of New York City. Working mainly in video, her work explores fictional, and oftentimes absurd characters with empathy and sincerity--humor often a by-product. She recently put up a solo show, HAPPY, performed in NYC, which wove together live performance and video through character work and dance. She is responsible for creating Mona, the central character appearing in the feature film See You Next Tuesday (London Film Fest, Sidewalk Film Fest, Indie Memphis - Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance). Watch her next in the upcoming feature 7 Chinese Brothers opposite Tunde Adebimpe and Jason Schwartzman.