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
Other names Floanne
Citizenship France and United States
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • filmmaker
  • producer
  • comedian
Website www.floankah.com

Flo Ankah is an actress,[1] filmmaker, and singer residing in New York City. She founded Simple Production in 2006.

Career[edit]

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

Actress[edit]

Flo Ankah 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, at the Shrine Auditorium[2] Her solo show Edith Piaf Alive premiered at Joe's Pub in the Public Theater.

Voice[edit]

Known as the French songstress Floanne,[3] she performs with Jazz musicians in the nightclub scene, including Joe's Pub, Feinstein's/54 Below, Symphony Space, the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. She has appeared solo at the Museum of Modern Art, 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.[4]

She works as a voice artist for feature films (Magic in the Moonlight, My Old Lady, The Limits of Control) and numerous television commercials. Flo Ankah is the voice for the French version of Vice News Tonight.

Director[edit]

Flo Ankah directs commercial voice-over recordings and collaborative art house films.[5] Her choreography has been shown at Movement Research at the Judson Church, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, and has performed for artists such as Mina Nishimura,[6][7] and Meredith Monk (at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum).[8]

Works[edit]

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

Solo Performance

  • Edith Piaf Alive - (2012) a play about the Little Sparrow.[9]
  • Love is French - (2013) a modern twist to vintage tunes.
  • April in Paris - (2015) a musical tribute to the French spirit.[10]

Art House Film

  • ONE WAY[11] - (2008) Best Experimental Film, 5th Big Apple Film Festival[12]
  • Waterfront Access?[13] - (2010) Golden Reel Award, Tiburon International Film Festival[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "French Actress New York". 
  2. ^ http://silenttearsmusical.com/musical/cast/
  3. ^ "French Singer New York". 
  4. ^ "Michelle on The Beatles Complete on ukulele". 
  5. ^ "Articles by Flo Ankah". 
  6. ^ "Timmy's Idea in Time Out NY". Time Out NY. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  7. ^ La Rocco, Claudia (2009-10-10). "Timmy's Idea in the New York Times". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  8. ^ Kourlas, Gia (2009-03-07). "Ascension Variations in NYTimes". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  9. ^ Collet-Apraxine, Tatiana (2013-03-21). "Interview for Edith Piaf Alive at Joe's Pub". New York Theater Review. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  10. ^ Burns Scully, Thomas (2016-05-04). "Remembering Paris Correctly. ‘April in Paris’ at Feinstein's/54 Below With Floanne". On Stage. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  11. ^ One Way on Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ "Big Apple Film Festival winners". 
  13. ^ Waterfront Access? on Internet Movie Database
  14. ^ "Tiburon Film Festival Winners". Retrieved 2010-03-27. 

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