PHOTOGRAPHY BY BORIS URUMOV
TV & RADIO

“Dance Artist Moved By ‘Horrifying’ LGBT Torture In Chechnya,” Tatiana Vaksberg, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, January 22, 2019

“Коста Каракашян – животът като танц”, Преди обед, BTV, February 5, 2020

“Български филм за терор върху хора заради сексуалната им ориентация спечели награди”, Bloomberg TV Bulgaria, February 3, 2020

“Коста Каракашян: Криехме се от охраната, докато снимахме в Бруклин”, Радио София БНР, February 24, 2020

“Хореографът Коста Каракашян и новият му проект Neon Dancing,” Петя Зунгорлиева, Шоколад – Радио София, November 7, 2019

“Поглед от ръба,” Култура.БГ, БНТ, June 30, 2019

“Поглед от ръба,” Линия Култура, БНТ 2 , June 30, 2019

“„Поглед от ръба“ в търсене на границите, отвъд които започва разрушението,” Шоколад, Радио София БНР, June 21, 2019

“„Поглед от ръба“ с танцьорите Стефани Ханджийска и Коста Каракашян,” Време и Половина, Програма Христо Ботев БНР, June 16, 2019

“Коста Каракашян: Какво се случва в Чечня?” Тази неделя с Диана Любенова, BTV, January 20,2019

“Филмът Waiting for Color,” Култура.БГ, БНТ, January 16, 2019

“Waiting For Color – разказ за гоненията на ЛГБТИ в Чечня,” Българско национално радио, January 15, 2019

AWARDS & HONORS

Two-Time Bulgarian National Ballroom Dance Champion

Edgar Richards Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Student Activists at Maranatha Ministry at Riverside Church, NY

Tuk-Tam Foundation Scholarship for Master’s in Human Rights and Democratization at the Global Campus of Human Rights

Best Student Film for WAITING FOR COLOR at dancescreen 2019 + TANZRAUSCHEN Festival Wuppertal

Prix Lumière for WAITING FOR COLOR at Cinédanse Ottawa 2019

John Jay Scholar at Columbia University

PRESS, FEATURES & INTERVIEWS

“This Dance Documentary Shares Stories of Chechen LGBTQ+ Purge Survivors,” John Paul Brammer, them. September, 2018

“7 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend,” Gia Kourlas, The New York Times, November 15, 2018

“Take Five With Kosta Karakashyan ’19,” Columbia College Today, October 20, 2019

“Human Rights Film Festival 2019: “What are we leaving for our children?” Cristina Barbetta, Vita International, December 7, 2019

“Glance from the Edge, a New Film by Columbia Alumni and Students,” Columbia Alumni Magazine, June 30, 2019

“Feature: Kosta Karakashyan,” Ratrock Magazine, Zoe Sottile, March 1, 2019

“2019 Lumière Prize awarded to  ‘Waiting for Color’ by Kosta Karakashyan,” Cinédanse, October 1, 2019

“Творческият процес в танца на живо в “NEON DANCING,” Списание за танц, November 7, 2019

“Glance from the Edge,” Fjord Review, August 20, 2019

“Glance from the Edge,” Sarah Elgart, Cultural Weekly, August 31, 2019

“Стефани Ханджийска и Коста Каракашян са танцьори от ново поколение,” Петър Грудов, BOYSCOUT Magazine, June 10, 2019

“Коста спечели награда в Канада с филм за гей хората в Чечня,” 24 Часа, October 19, 2019

“Българинът, който говори чрез танца,” Силвия Прибиловска, Вдъхновените, Vesti.bg, March 12, 2019

“Коста Каракашян за терора в Чечня,” Йордан Цалов, Терминал 3, January 20, 2019

“Bulgarian Choreographer Captures Chechnya Refugee Experience,” John McDonald, South Florida Gay News, November 30, 2018

“Kosta Karakashyan, CC ’19, on his new dance documentary and the continued struggle of the LGBTQ community in Chechnya,” Lee Alexander, The Columbia Spectator, November 1, 2018

“The GLAAD Wrap: WAITING FOR COLOR,” Raina Deerwater, GLAAD, September 7, 2018

“The Dance for Human Rights: In solidarity with the LGBTQ community in Chechnya,” Panayot Gaidov, The McGill Daily, September 17, 2018

“ВИДЕО: WAITING FOR COLOR ОТ КОСТА КАРАКАШЯН,” Peter Grudov, BOYSCOUT MAGAZINE, August 30, 2018