Updated: Nov 5, 2021
kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2021
Official Selection Filmmaker Spotlight
Kick-up Hick-up Will You Won't You (Join the Dance) by Kosta Karakashyan
A morning stroll in Onagawa turns sour when unfamiliar surroundings and information overload suddenly turn hostile on you. When too much is going on, and the voice in your head turns out too demanding, all you can do is let go and dance.
Kosta Karakashyan is a Bulgarian director, choreographer, writer, and performer investigating how to nurture empathy and tenderness through dance, film, and education. A two-time Bulgarian National Ballroom Champion, Kosta has performed and choreographed on Dancing with the Stars Vietnam and across Bulgaria, New York, Canada, Germany, Norway, Egypt, Vietnam, and Japan. He graduated with a BA in Dance from Columbia University and a Master's in Human Rights from the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice, Italy, and is currently the editor-in-chief of Out.bg, a Bulgarian LGBTQ+ community platform and director of Studio Karakashyan, a creative and production company.