The 2022 archive

Tünde Deak

In a softly hummed melody, Tünde Deak and Léopoldine HH explore the intimate dimension of language. Who do we become when we speak another language?

Ladilom, Tünde Deak, 2022 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon


Ladilom is a Hungarian song hummed softly. A melody for oneself in a foreign language. A song-cabin that Tünde Deak wanted to share with Léopoldine Hummel to explore the intimate dimension of language. Can we slip into it like we slip into a fictional character? Who do we become when we speak a different language?

Actress and musician Léopoldine Hummel was born into the theatre and studied at the École de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne. She currently works with Julie Ménard, Marc Lainé and Simon Delattre. She loves to explore literature through music with her singing alter ego Léopoldine HH.


With Tünde Deak, Léopoldine Hummel

Text and direction Tünde Deak
Music Léopoldine Léopoldine Hummel


Production La Comédie de Valence Centre dramatique national Drôme-Ardèche
Coproduction SACD, Festival d’Avignon, Compagnie Intérieur/Boîte