Ms Ankah is a certified dance teacher, graduate under scholarship of the Merce Cunningham Studio.
She originally moved to New York to study Graham technique at the Alvin Ailey school. Dancing every day from the age of 7, she has a solid background in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary from France at Janis Godfrey’s Institut de Danse et des Arts de l’Isère.
She has worked for Meredith Monk at the Guggenheim Museum, as well as Mina Nishimura at Dance Theater Workshop, where the NYTimes qualified the piece of “bewitching and irritating.” She has a natural instinct for cross-discipline work, being a triple threat performer and is well-versed in collaborative environments.
Ms. Ankah is also a choreographer, and showed her work at Movement Research at the Judson Church, the Merce Cunningham Studio, the HERE Arts Center and the Aabrons Arts Center. She obtained residencies at FAR space from the Field and Silo from DanceNOW/nyc. Her dance films “One Way” and “Waterfront Access?” have been awarded respectively best experimental film and best dance film at the Big Apple Film Festival and for the Golden Reel Award in Tiburon, California.
Weep is a dance choreography fusing movement and sound that explores how connected bodies can sculpt space on various levels.
Movement Research at the Judson Church – March 9, 2009
Choreographed by Flo Ankah
Dancers: Jessica Dixon Majka, Nana Miki and Flo Ankah
Live digeridoo: Tony Arnaud
Costume: Jessica Dixon Majka
Choreography and performance by Flo Ankah with Asher Elbaz at the guitar.
Aabrons Arts Center (works in progress) – April 14, 2007
Conversation is a modern dance choreography exploring relationship in space, playing with magnetic tension, two bodies at a time. The videography by Jil Guyon transports us into an organic universe, highlighted by the soundscape by Thomas Bryan Eaton.
Merce Cunningham Studio – December 17, 2006
Dance New Amsterdam – January 9, 2007
BPM Studio, Brooklyn – February 10, 2007
Choreography by Flo Ankah
Danced and voiced by Maia Sage and Flo Ankah
Created in collaboration, and guest performance by Jil Guyon
Collaborative and multidisciplinary, echO fuses different art forms into one moment, integrating movement, sound words and colors.
FAR space, Chelsea, New York City – April 15-23, 2006
Part os a full-evening performance conceived by Flo Ankah in collaboration with Camille de Galbert
Choreogrpahy by Flo Ankah
Performed by Flo Ankah and Nana Miki
Fusing movement and sound, VibraForm is a choreography from introspection to communication.
Fielday: HERE Art Center – September 13, 2005
Choreography by Flo Ankah
Performers: Dania Antinori, Quinn Batson, April Dolan, David V. Koenig & Flo Ankah
Structured Improvisation using a monologue in relation to the graphic concept of the video projection—words leading to movement. Every change in the sound is illustrated visually in the video montage.
Merce Cunningham Studio – Premiered on July 17, 2004
The Works Studio/HATCH Presenting Series – November 6, 2004
Performance, choreography, photography & sound mix by Flo Ankah
Video created in collaboration with Sébastien Haizet
Special thanks to Malika Bassaïd