BODY-VOICE: CREATIVE INSTRUMENT
Welcome to Body-Voice: Creative Instrument®. My mission is to guide you to find a stronger connection between your movement and your sound. Simple adjustments, practiced over time, will expand your professional and personal range, turning you into a well-rounded individual.
Body-Voice: Creative Instrument® is the experience of integrating movement and sound simultaneously to:
· Speak with a more open and resonant voice
· Energize body and voice together for a stronger communication
· Enhance your awareness of body and space
Floanne Ankah is a certified dance teacher and intuitive practitioner. She developed this unique set of exercises as an outgrowth of her training and in modern dance, acting and operatic voice. Professional? Performing artist? Student? You will become more in touch with your body and more aware of how you express yourself physically, vocally and emotionally. Projecting your voice with your whole body, you will assert your personality by improving both your spoken and body language.
Body-Voice: Creative Instrument® is for everyone. It's fun, and it works!
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• coaching sessions •
Engage an audience: Professionals and students will benefit from this unique coaching program. Defining a strong objective for your speech, we will explore different actions for you to make an impact on your public. After a brief vocal and physical warm up, you will learn how to project yourself during a constructive rehearsal of the talk. We will address posture, space awareness, vocal energy, gaze and spontaneity (10 sessions commitment is recommended for best results).
Gain self-confidence, get noticed: Feeling self-conscious about how your voice comes out of your body? I will prepare your body and mind to go the distance, to achieve whatever is it that you can't do. You will become more aware of your posture and the space around you. With some daily exercises to practice on your own, your voice will grow more resonant and become a powerful communication tool. Each session begins with a warm-up based on vocal and relaxation exercises. I will then guide you through dance & yoga movements; producing sound with your whole body while moving. No experience in movement or voice is required.
Strengthen your stage presence: A performer's presence has many aspects: posture, voice intensity and movement. First and foremost, artists must stay connected to their bodies. Being body-connected will open the door to new perspectives for your work. You will learn to better handle your energy and the space around you, towards the most efficient way to present your work. Each session begins with a warm-up based on vocal and relaxation exercises. I will then help you ground your sound in your body and increase the enrgy you project on stage.
• group classes and workshops •
DANCE CLASS : Body-Voice: Creative Instrument is a class for dancers to breathe more efficiently and use their movement to communicate. Fusing movement and sound widens each performer's vocabulary and reveals the solidity of their technique. Warming-up with modern dance exercises and voice, the body of the class explores how to find personality in the core of movement, making each vibration, breath and action about something real. Exploring two different combinations and rhythms, each dancers assimilates new material keeping the flow of movement subconscious and in the moment.
GROUPS and WORKSHOPS: Let's customize a class adapted to your needs, to gain self-confidence moving your body, to play around with your voice or just to exercise and have fun...
• testimonials •
Floanne Ankah's technique, "body-voice: creative instrument" is used by the singers of Melodia Women's Choir in New York City before each rehearsal. By combining movement and voice in her very unique way, she has given us a strong technical basis for promoting vocal health, for enhancing stage presence, and for authentically conveying the meaning of the music.—Cynthia Powell, conductor
In Floanne you will find a teacher who deepens your understanding of your own body and voice. Her workshops are a way to keep in touch with the skills of a performer and will simultaneously inspire you to continue exploring your technique. She reminds you not to accept the limitations you put on yourself and to freely explore the potential of your own body. —Aoife Courtney, actress
Why didn't anyone come up with this before? It challenges your deepest emotions and sets you free. Amazing! —David V. Koenig, lawyer
Taking the "body-voice: creative instrument®" class has helped me free my voice and get more confidence when speaking in public. I could already see the results after a few classes.
—Dania Antinori, choreographer
I'm always looking for ways to expand my training. Flo integrates exercises to free the voice in a supported and dynamic manner. Then with it, she combines challenging creative movement work. I walk away from her class feeling strengthened and having discovered a new approach to my instrument. Her enthusiasm, training and adjustments are spot-on. —Tom Cleary, actor
I enjoyed taking Floanne's group class. It was a nice way to meet new people and learn about her theory. I liked using sound and movement together, in a way that I wouldn't ordinarily, to experience a new way of experiencing my body. I think an individual class would be even better....highly recommended! Thank you! —April Dolan, painter
Floanne uses an exciting and fun way to improve speaking and body language. There was definitely an improvement in the way I project my voice - and that was after my first session. Anyone, even those who consider themselves good speakers, will benefit from this workshop. —Rod N.
Ready to try? Play, explore, surprise yourself—
listen to what your body has to teach you!
Rates (one hour sessions)
Corporate (at your office) - $200.00
Individual (at your home or our studio) - $75.00
Student (at our studio) - $50.00
Group classes - Please inquire
All cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. If you cancel after that time, cannot show up for a session, or come late, you will be responsible for the entire fee. By registering, you understand that Body-Voice: Creative Instrument® is not therapy or personal training, and will not hold the instructor responsible for any injury or vocal conditions. Payment can be made by cash, personal check or through Paypal. The fee for your session can be tax-deductible. Please inquire for more information.