Kosta Karakashyan is a Bulgarian-Armenian
exploring empathy through movement and storytelling.
Kosta has written for Dance Magazine, lowercase magazine, Dance Tabs, Fjord Review, BOYSCOUT, Single Step, and FashionBeans. He writes essays on art, culture, identity, education, and human rights, dance criticism, and blog entries on his own projects and creative process.
To get a taste of his work, read his op-ed on body discrimination in the dance industry, his personal essay on the body’s memory as it relates to homophobia and public displays of affection, and more overemotional Pisces reactions to art below. Get in touch with Kosta to contribute to your publication by clicking the button.
Through his teaching, Kosta invites students (professional and non-professional dancers alike) to approach dance paying special attention to their own impulses, creativity, and agency.
He has taught across New York, Bulgaria, Canada, Japan, Norway, Germany, Costa Rica, and Italy and is passionate about establishing a long-term connection with his students and empowering them to discover something new about themselves through dance.
Kosta’s artistic work has been featured by The Guardian, them, GLAAD, The New York Times, Radio Free Europe, Elle Magazine, BOYSCOUT Magazine, Fjord Review, Cultural Weekly, The Columbia Spectator, Vesti.bg, BTV, Nova TV, the Bulgarian National Television, Bulgarian National Radio, South Florida Gay News, The McGill Daily, Columbia Alumni Magazine, and Single Step Foundation. He was also part of activist Remy Bonny’s Top 10 LGBTI Individuals of 2019 list.