UPCOMING

THE EFFORT TRAP AT BARNARD/COLUMBIA SENIOR CREATIVE THESIS DANCE CONCERT

New work by Kosta Karakashyan co-choreographed with Melinda Marquez for Senior Creative Thesis Concert at Minor Latham Playhouse at Barnard College on March 29-30, 2019.

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New choreography by Kosta Karakashyan & Sophie Visscher for Orchesis at  Columbia University, New York on April 5, 2019.

THE DESIRE DEMON for COLAB PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTIVE

New work by Kosta Karakashyan for a split-bill evening with Nadia Halim at the Movement Lab at Barnard College, New York on May 4-5, 2019.

STUDENT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE at MOVEMENT LAB

Inaugural student artist in residence alongside fellow senior dance major Allie Costa for Spring 2019 semester.
https://movement.barnard.edu/

PAST WORK

NEW WORK for the MAMA PROJECT: TERRAFORM

New choreography for The MaMa Project directed by Melody Tai.
World premiere February 22-23, 2019 at Barnard College, New York.

WAITING FOR COLOR at SHORT WAVES FESTIVAL 2019

Dances with Camera official selection in Poznan, Poland on March 19-24, 2019.

SCREENING & DISCUSSION OF WAITING FOR COLOR WITH SINGLE STEP FOUNDATION

Screening and panel discussion at Gallery 2.0 in Sofia, Bulgaria on January 12 7pm.

PERFORMING IN WORK BY PAKISTANI-AMERICAN VISUAL ARTIST QINZA NAJM

U.S. premiere at Soho House New York on December 18, 2018.

WAITING FOR COLOR at BREAKING 8 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO DANCE FESTIVAL

Shortlisted and honorable mention on December 18, 2018.

WAITING FOR COLOR at STOCKHOLM DANSFILMFESTIVAL

Official selection as the closing film for the festival.
Zita Folkets Bio in Stockholm, Sweden on December 15, 2018.

PRODUCING SHOWCASE for COLAB PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTIVE

Produced semesterly evening-length showcase of emerging choreographers at Barnard & Columbia University at the Barnard Dance Department on December 8-9, 2018.

A SIMPLE MOTION for COLUMBIA ORCHESIS

New work by Kosta Karakashyan in collaboration with the dancers.
World premiere at Columbia University, New York on December 7, 2018.

MERCE CUNNINGHAM MINEVENT at BARNARD/COLUMBIA DANCES

Performing in Cunningham MinEvent for the Barnard/Columbia Dances Fall Concert at New York Live Arts, staged by Dylan Crossman and Jamie Scott on November 29-December 2, 2018.

HOLLOW CITY for COLUMBIA BALLET COLLABORATIVE

New work by Kosta Karakashyan, with original music by Jude Icarus and costume design by Nadia Halim.
World premiere at Ailey Citigroup Theatre, New York on November 17-18, 2018.

WAITING FOR COLOR at DANCE FOR REEL

Atlanta Dance Films at Emory University Dance for Reel Festival.
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia on November 6, 2018.

KOSTA KARAKASHYAN RECEIVES 2018 EDGAR RICHARDS SCHOLARSHIP

for LGBTQ+ student activists from the Maranatha Ministry at the Riverside Church, New York on October 20, 2018.

WAITING FOR COLOR RELEASE

In partnership with Single Step Foundation.
August 27, 2018.

KOSTA APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & INNOVATION OF HLAB

August 2017 – August 2018.

CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE OF SPECIALTY BALLROOM ACT on board MS COLOR FANTASY

Performances Oslo – Kiel between January 23-July 8, 2018.