Floanne is the French Madonna.
—Time Out NY
Undeniably effective renditions. The youthful twenties-something performed with abundant energy. Her enthusiasm and palpable bliss bespoke genuine enchantement with her subject.
—Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes
A new “little sparrow” has landed. Ankah infuses her daringly dramatic evocation of Piaf’s art with a contemporary energy and rhythm.
Her training is evident. Her voice has marvelous range.
—Paulanne Simmons, Times Square Chronicle
The last time I felt shivers down my spine was at Floanne’s concert. Her voice is very unique with a ‘je ne sais quoi’ hypnotizing effect.
—Agathe Leroy, She is French
The show was bewitching; we were all suspended to Floanne’s lips and sensual moves. This journey was intense and full of nostalgia, humor, rhythm, love, life, and experience.
—Kenza Yarhfouri, French Culture Guide
Floanne brings a message of hope and happiness with rhythm and ease.
—Alizée Doumerc, French Morning
We loved your show!! Thank you for being so ambitious and conscientious about your work.
—Bernie Furshpan, owner – The Metropolitan Room, New York City (2012 Monthly residency)
You surpassed my wildest expectations with your superb performance Saturday night!
Thank you again for bringing life to my music in such a beautiful way.
—Nan Schwartz, composer – Loving the Silent Tears @ Shrine Auditorium, LA (Accept Me The Way I Am)
As A Director
Ms. Ankah’s talents are truly inspiring. She combines her theater skills with dance technique; she creates and develops talent in other dancers, actors and singers who work with her.
—Alice Helpern, Ph. D. (National Endowment for the Arts dance panel)
Floanne Ankah combined her passion for dance with her vocal and acting training to arrive a unique style of dance performance, which incorporates abstract vocalization. I find her technique to be fertile and striking.
—Quinn Batson, (Offoffoff.com dance contributor)
One of the reasons I love your film so much is that it has all the great stuff that an experimental film has, but you put emotions to it, which dance films often don’t have; you have face, you have gesture, you have movement. You were able to marry the two. The art direction – the costumes, the background – is very evocative.
—Bart Weiss, (22nd Dallas Videofest, post screening Q&A, founder)
One Way is not a narrative, nor a documentary; it is a breath of air. (…) One Way is an experience that developed in the natural course of events, when Floanne Ankah’s troupe decided to organize an improvised choreographic performance in June in the streets of SoHo, in New York: onlookers, surprised, became audience, sometimes collaborators.
— Mathilde Schneider (Flo Ankah, a “ONE WAY” French dancer in New York, France-Amérique, November 2008)
In echO, one of the black and white films shot on the Brooklyn Bridge featured two contemporary dancers evolving on a Schubert melody. It was gracious and fashionable at the same time. Proof that we can melt everything.
— Claire Derville (You were dancing? Well, film it now, France-Amérique/Le Figaro, June 2006)
When a group of underground artists put their creative lives together, the result is a unique performance filled with true movement, connected sounds and touching characters.
— France-Amérique, NYC, April 2006
Floanne has appeared on French national television.
- Echappées Belles, France 5
- 100% Mag, M6
- Rendez-Vous d’Amérique, TV5 Monde
- Vinny Vella Show (recurring guest), MNN
- Specialty Shops, NPR
- For Your Ears Only, David Alpern
- WVOX Radio, Dan Miller