Flo Ankah

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Flo Ankah
Floanne at Harmonie Club.jpg
Performing at the Harmonie Club, Nov 2014
Born Florence Annequin
Bourgoin-Jallieu, France
Occupation Actress, Singer, Filmmaker

Flo Ankah is an actress[1] and filmmaker, also known as a chanteuse[2] under the mononym Floanne. She founded Simple Production in 2006 and resides in New York City.

Career[edit]

Winning Best experimental film at the Big Apple Film Festival, 2008

Actor[edit]

French actress Flo Ankah[3] has appeared in film (Listen Up Philip, Then She Found Me), and television (One Life to Live). She stars in the Broadway-style musical Loving the Silent Tears, directed by Vincent Paterson, alongside Jody Watley, Jon Secada, Liz Callaway, Debbie Gravitte. Her solo show Edith Piaf Alive is frequently at Joe's Pub/the Public Theater. She works as a voice artist for feature films (Magic in the Moonlight, My Old Lady, The Limits of Control) and for television commercials. She is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and studied improv comedy at the Magnet Theater.

Filmmaker[edit]

Flo Ankah is a director for commercial voice-over recordings. She makes award-winning art house films in collaboration.[4]

  • ONE WAY,[5] awarded Best Experimental Film at the 5th Big Apple Film Festival in 2008,[6]
  • Waterfront Access?,[7] awarded the 2010 Golden Reel Award at the Tiburon International Film Festival,[8]

Singer[edit]

Floanne is a French songstress performing with Jazz musicians in the nightclub scene, including Joe's Pub, Symphony Space, the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. She has appeared solo at Bryant Park and the New York Botanical Garden. Her interpretation of "Michelle" from The Beatles is the 75th release of The Beatles Complete on Ukulele.[9]

Dance[edit]

Ankah's choreography is drawn from her yoga practice, and integrates movement with the human voice as an instrument. She has been shown at Movement Research at the Judson Church, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, and has performed for artists such as Mina Nishimura,[10][11] and Meredith Monk (at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum[12]). She graduated in modern dance from the Merce Cunningham Studio.

Works[edit]

Starring in Loving the Silent Tears, at the Shrine Auditorium, LA - Oct 2012

Stage

  • Rambling Thoughts - (2004) 5 minutes, video projection with soundscape, spoken word, 1 dancer
  • Vibraform - (2005) 10 minutes, soundscape, five dancers using voice
  • echO - (2006) 15 minutes, video projection, two dancers using voice[13]
  • Conversation - (2007) 10 minutes, video projection, soundscape, three dancers using voice
  • WEEP - (2009) 15 minutes, three dancers, one digeridoo[14]
  • Floin' to America - (2011) 1.5 hour, cabaret performance of French and American tunes[15]
  • Edith Piaf Alive - (2012) 1 hour, a musical play: modern twist to vintage tunes.
  • Love is French - (2013) 1 hour, a musical play: modern twist to vintage tunes.

Video[16]

  • Imprints - (2007) 4 minutes
  • ONE WAY - (2008) 10 minutes [17]
  • Kirk Light - (2009) 4 minutes[18]
  • Waterfront Access? - (2009) 10 minutes [8]
  • Boudoir Chit-Chat - (2013) 14 minutes

Exhibition[19]

  • Regards Croisés (1998)
  • Le Quotidien Des Rails (1999)
  • Where Are You Going? (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "French Actress New York". 
  2. ^ "French Singer New York". 
  3. ^ Flo Ankah at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ "Articles by Flo Ankah". 
  5. ^ One Way at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ "Big Apple Film Festival winners". 
  7. ^ Waterfront Access? at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ a b "Tiburon Film Festival Winners". Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  9. ^ "Michelle on The Beatles Complete on ukulele". 
  10. ^ "Timmy's Idea in Time Out NY". Time Out NY. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  11. ^ La Rocco, Claudia (2009-10-10). "Timmy's Idea in the New York Times". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  12. ^ Kourlas, Gia (2009-03-07). "Ascension Variations in NYTimes". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  13. ^ "Review of echO in France-Amérique". France-Amérique. Retrieved 2006-06-01. 
  14. ^ "Movement Research listing in NY Times". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  15. ^ "An anthology of French and American tunes". Timeout NY. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  16. ^ "Simple production: art-house films". 
  17. ^ "One Way review in France-Amérique". France-Amérique. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  18. ^ "Kirk Light, dance film". 
  19. ^ "Simple Production: Photography". 

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