This page features the past and the upcoming projects of Miss Honey Child and Tamas Oszvald under the name of their new initiative, the Lalin Róka Production.
The collaboration between Miss Honey Child and Tamas Oszvald is a series of immersive spoken word performances based on traditional folk tales enhanced by music and food. At each show, the harmonic convergence of powerful oration, melodious music, and delicious food is curated to offer the audience an original event of which they’ve never experienced.
These performances can be commissioned and are suitable as full evening shows for festivals and also for corporate events.
Show No 2:
WHAT SHALL I BECOME? – Shapeshifters
4 pm, Sunday, 8th May 2022 – Salamanca Art Centre
(70 minutes, music by Tapir)
On May 8th at 4 pm in the Courtyard of Salamanca Art Centre, Tamas Roaming Trees related stories of shapeshifters from distant lands. To ensure the magic took root Ben & Hans aka Tapir offered voluptuously lush music to punctuate and appease the spirits and garner their favour. Honey Child has taken inspirations from her vast heritage to offer the audience delicacies inspired by these great creatures and the power they wield.
Story no 1.: The Green King – Danish folk tale
Story no 2.: The School of Salamanca – Italian/Irish folk tale
Taste 1 Vegetarian Triple Tomato Soup.
A bloody Mary spiced tomato soup (BIG flavors of Worcestershire, Sherry, citrus, garlic, and green peppercorns).
Taste 2 Vegetarian Hungarian spiced roasted seeds (roasted seeds with flavors of caraway, garlic, and smoked paprika).
Taste 3 Cheese & Garlic Yeast Bread and Apples (HC signature milk bread with sharp cheese, garlic, and spices served with crispy fresh Tassie Apples) or
Vegan Cheezie Bread & Apples (VEGAN coconut bread with our umami rich filling served with crispy fresh Tassie Apples).
Taste 4 Vegan Yucatan style Guacamole & mixed chips (Lime & Garlic forward Guacamole with pomegranate, tortilla & banana chips).
Taste 5 Vegan Green Mole (Grassy & Herbaceous mole with coconut, roasted sweet potatoes, beans served on green rice & Norteno style beans).
Triple Bird Red Mole (Turkey, chicken, and quail slow roasted in my 27 ingredient 200+ year old brick red mole served on green rice & Norteno style beans).
Tapir are Ben Brinkhoff and Hans Ammitzboll. Tapir are a pair of herbivorous ungulates who steer a course between summoning up mirage-like soundscapes from some hidden world and pitching headlong into the deepest of grooves. For this performance, the duo mostly abandon their samplers, synths and drum machines for acoustic drums and double bass, creating a different kind of electricity.
Show No 1:
IT IS BITTER IT IS SWEET – Lovers
4 pm, Sunday, 12th December 2021 – Gallerie SeventyOne
(60 minutes, music by Danny Healy)
Story no 1.: The Daughters of the Witch – Hungarian folk tale
Story no 2.: The two Senjos – Japanese folk tale
Story no 3.: The three unmarried Ministers – Korean folk tale
Story no 4.: The Jizo Sculptures – Japanese folk tale
This immersive time together was curated to be a complete experience. All the food was made with the best Tasmanian produce and proteins. The spices, chocolate, and coconut used are used to encourage emotional connection and nostalgia from our life and our shared Understandings. Just like LOVE, there are no substitutes today.
The rice pudding was built on a coconut custard that uses coconut cream and free-range eggs.
The pickle/preserves/ferments were Tasmanian produce, scratch-made with house-made Kombucha vinegar or apple cider vinegar base.
The toddy was made with a coconut and sweet potato base.
The Gumbo contained free-range chicken and hand raised Tasmanian pork and all Tasmanian vegetables. We hoped that the stories, music, food and drinks took our audience on a new kind of immersive adventure they will think of fondly and often.”
Danny Healy is a professional jazz saxophone and clarinet player, with amazing improvisation skills to support spoken word art. He is a nomadic multi-woodwind instrumentalist, who has spent the majority of the last decade living and working abroad as a musician.
Even though I had read the description before the event, and I knew it was supposed to be an immersive experience, I was still taken by surprise by the depth and the many layers of this multi-sensorial experience! I particularly remember the second story, from Japan, where the tale of simple peasants was made much deeper by the sharp taste of the fermented food, served in a simple “zen” style, with empty spaces allowing clear separation between the sweet and sour parts; and the Western transverse flute masterfully played to sound like a traditional bamboo shakuhachi… it made me feel inside the story — it gives me the chill just to remember and write about it!
It was beautiful to witness Tamas’ skill and passion for storytelling, adjusting the volume and pitch of his voice according to the atmosphere and intensity of each story, as well as impersonating each character. The choice of the stories, in my opinion, was awesome! Starting with a story from his home country, and with a variety of themes to cover different aspects of the complex feeling of love, with a mix of happy, sad, and contemplative tales.
In conclusion, I LOVED this experience! I’ve never seen (or rather felt with all my senses) anything like it before! A big thank you to Tamas, Honey and Danny!
Sauro Emerick Salomoni
We both loved the whole event. It was very unique. You would have passed your “exam” with flying colours. Your delivery was completely engaging and well timed. I loved how you modulated your voice to sweep the audience along. How on earth do you remember all the details of all those stories? The sensory nature of the evening made it particularly memorable. So yummy to match the tastes to the story! (I’d love the recipe for the pickles – so sweet, spicy, sour and crisp … like love). The music was also very fitting. Everything was lovely and very generous. Miss Honey Child was like another character additional to your stories.
Anyway, we had to wrack our brains to think of something that wasn’t perfect about the event. Well done to you and your accomplices for an absolutely marvellous storytelling experience!
Thank you so much for the storytelling event. The three of you filled that room with love, and it followed us home too. As I mentioned on the day, it was a delight to experience something that wasn’t moderated by a producer or a
director or shaped to fit the demands of a festival: it seemed heartfelt and collaborative, and you could see the effect on the audience when people stayed around to talk and laugh afterwards.
Miss Honeychild utterly bewitched us and Danny Healey placed his breath so carefully, both loose and precise. Tamas, you had that rare gift, the ability to look deeply into each person’s eyes without leaving your story, so that we were all carried with you.
The process of handing cups and bowls along the line added a missing sense – touch. Thank you again! That was enchanting.
It was a triumph. The mood and feeling in the gallery was gently jazzed — everyone could sense something special was about to happen. And it so did.
The concept of food, music and stories all woven together worked. As an artist, I was and am very impressed. This is a format you can go to again and again — it will make people happy.
Last Sunday I spent an extremely enjoyable couple of hours in the company of Tamas Oszvald, Miss Honey Child and Danny Healy. The combination of food, music and folktales was a delight, and everyone, audience and performers alike, seemed relaxed and happy.
I have been to several of Tamas’ sessions and always enjoyed them, but the change since the last one is remarkable. His narration is richer, much more polished and confident.
His manner is welcoming, charming and engaging; he invites you into his world of fantasy, and his accent helps invoke the feeling of mystery and “otherness” absolutely appropriate to folk-tales. I really liked the choice of stories, and the sequence in which they were told, leading from the simplest to the complex framed story and finishing with another simpler “ghost” (or was it?) story.
Perhaps more experienced story-tellers may find something to criticise, but as an audience member I couldn’t. I was thoroughly entertained and just sorry when it was all over. I’m waiting impatiently for the next one!