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Watching Someone Receive Your Love

By Flo Ankah

There are many different kinds of people who come out for nightclub performances in New York.  Since I started singing French songs a few years ago, I have made unbelievable efforts to bring all sorts of francophiles and culturally hungry to attend my shows and bring their dates along.  Sometimes it’s exhausting and your presentation […]

Tackling the title role in the first reading of a new play

By Flo Ankah

I love my playwright friends.  They are smart, inventive and you get to know them in person as well as through the different facets of their work.  Over the years, Richard Vetere, Frank Cossa and Michael Swiskay come up.  Sometimes the plays get read, even produced, and it’s a delight to see their vision coming […]

Dancing between Darkness and Light

By Flo Ankah

Nicolas Winding Refn does have an exciting mind.  Even if I can’t quite pronounce his name right, I became a fan of the filmmaker after watching Drive.  In both films I find his timing fascinating, I love that he clearly doesn’t care about the norm, and knows how to break boundaries.  Only God Forgives is a tale […]

Punctuated and Visionary Exploration of Brecht

By Flo Ankah

I have never read Bertolt Bretch.  That’s crazy, maybe I should.  The universe created in the production directed by Brian Kulick thrilled me.  The most surprising elements were the musical numbers.  It was refreshing to hear some singing in what you would expect to be a straight play.  Not only did the play feature new […]

Gallery opening performance of Inner Child

By Flo Ankah

Inner Child is Live Performance with Nana Miki at Laurence Miller Gallery for the opening of “Notes from Underground: Memories of My Uncle”  by Japanese photographer KAZUO SUMIDA, January 31 – February 23, 2013. I sang La Bohème, almost a cappella.  There are 3 chords on the guitar.  I don’t play the guitar, it just […]

If You Were a Talented Filmmaker…

By Flo Ankah

…and you were showing your film for the very first time at the stupendous Ziegfield Theater in NYC, this is what it would feel like. It is silent so you can think.  It goes on for 15 mns, be prepared for a lot of thinking.  And then listen to what your mind said. Tip: filmmaker […]

What should I wear tonight?

By Flo Ankah

For this concert, I sent a survey to my newsletter and here are some of my favorite answers: – Definitely Black Floanne sweetheart, definitely black. – I always thought you looked great in black. – Pink….it’ll be unique and brings out your eyes. – Black darling you look marvelous in black… Black is overrated ..wear […]

They Don’t Kid Around, it Gets Bloody

By Flo Ankah

If someone asks what my favorite movie is, I always blank out, think “Oh but there are so many” and then answer “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  The truth is that I have seen the film only once, I can barely recall what the plot is, there is a mysterious neighbor, definitely black and white, and it […]

Ravishing Creatures on Surreal Yacht

By Flo Ankah

I found out about Lucrecia Martel by chance on a late Sunday evening at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Sometimes the beauty about not going to film school is that you can be surprised every time you discover something great, even though everyone else knows about it.  The filmmaker herself, from Buenos Aires Argentina, claims that […]

French Cows Running on Brooklyn Rooftops

By Flo Ankah

What to do in Brooklyn on a warm Spring evening? Rooftop Films… After a few refreshing shorts, my friends and I were blown away watching Emmanuel Gras’ Bovine.  I come from a French farm, but I had never seen cows from that close.  The film showcases stunning visuals of the French countryside, and genuinely gives […]