Cookie Cutter has been featured as the Cover Story of the San Francisco Chronicle's 96 Hours (sfchronicle.com) as well as Pasadena Star News (la.com), one of SF/ARTS' Top Ten dance events of January 2015 (sfarts.org), on the cover of the Dancer's Group publication InDance (dancersgroup.org), and as the Critic's Choice preview in the East Bay Monthly (themonthly.com).
Cookie Cutter, ka·nei·see | collective and Tanya Chianese's choreographic evening-length debut, premiered in early 2015 to sold-out houses and a front page cover story of the SF Chronicle's 96 Hours that described the work as “accessible and provocative, as well as unafraid to meld innovation with time-honored dance conventions.” (Nirmala Nataraj, Jan 2015).
Cookie Cutter investigates the positive and negative nuances of its subject, from figuratively exploring what it means to be predictable, recycled, and not unique to literally referencing cookie cutters and the delicacies they shape. An evening of dichotomies in space, manufactured moments, childhood laughs, rawness, and freedom within boundaries.
1st Home Season, Company Debut
January 24-February 1, 2015
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley, CA
January 22-23, 2016
Lineage Performing Arts Center, Pasadena, CA
Mallory Markham, Rebecca Morris, Emma Salmon, Vera Schwegler, Ali Weeks
Portico Quartet, Gustavo Santaolalla, Sesame Street's Cookie Monster, Zoe Keating, Balmorhea, Ólafur Arnalds, The Avett Brothers, Peter Broderick, PETA “The Dairy Industry in 60 Seconds.”
Diane Kometa (Dishin' With Di), Jim Gaffigan (Comedian), Bruce Hamilton (Sierra Club), Kip Anderson (Filmmaker Cowspiracy), Heather Cooley (Pacific Institute), Dr. Will Tuttle (Environmental & Ethics Author), Kirk R. Smith, MPH PhD (UC Berkeley), Dr. Richard Oppenlander (Environmental Researcher), Kaymar Guivetchi (CA Dept. Water Resources), Michael Pollan (Environmental & Food Author), Demosthenes Maratos (The Sustainability Institute), Marcus Benedetti (Clover- Stonetta Dairy), John Taylor (Biralve Organic Dairy), Wenonah Hauter (Food & Water Watch), Howard Lyman (Author Mad Cowboy), Will Potter (Author Green is the New Red), Josh Tetrick (Beyond Eggs), Dr. Michael A, Klaper, MD (Physician, True North Health Center), Shane Bernardo (Earthworks Urban Farm), Ethan Brown (Beyond Meat).