Kosta Karakashyan is a Bulgarian-Armenian
exploring empathy through movement and storytelling.
Kosta has written for Dance Magazine, Dance Tabs, Fjord Review, BOYSCOUT, Single Step, and FashionBeans. He writes dance criticism, essays on art, culture, identity, education, and human rights, 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 work has been featured by them, GLAAD, Radio Free Europe, BOYSCOUT Magazine, Fjord Review, Cultural Weekly, The Columbia Spectator, Vesti.bg, BTV, the Bulgarian National Television, the Bulgarian National Radio, and Single Step Foundation. For his work as an LGBTQ+ activist, Kosta was the recipient of the 2018 Edgar Richards Scholarship from the Maranatha Ministry at Riverside Church, New York City.