NIKOLAI ZYKOV THEATRE
with participation of light puppets
technique - string marionettes, giant, rod, hand, LED and neon puppets
duration - 50 min without intermission or 1 h 30 min with one intermission/ up to 1000 spectators
transportation - 3 persons/ no paid luggage
DINOSAUR AND HIS FRIENDS - award-winning, funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety innovative puppets and electro-luminous objects. Unique marionettes, giant, rod, hand and experimental puppets will entertain and delight the whole family. Nikolai Zykov is a world famous puppeteer who has performed his puppet shows in more than 40 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America and has created and has made more than 200 unique puppets. Nikolai Zykov is an author, director, artist and performer of over 20 puppet performances which have received many international awards for innovative creativity and outstanding performing mastery, including Awards of World UNIMA Congresses.
Nikolai Zykov has performed his puppet shows in many cities of Russia and also in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, United States, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Byelorussia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
Among the awards: "Arts Innovation" Award of the 12th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (2010), Diploma and "Excellent Show" Award of the 21th UNIMA Congress and World Puppet Festival in Chengdu (2012), "Performance Award" of Asia-Pacific UNIMA commission (2014), Award of the 4th Colombo International Theatre Festival (2015), Award "For brilliant performing mastery" of the 12th International Festival of Contemporary Puppetry in Bucharest (2016), "Outstanding Creativity" Award of Asia-Pacific UNIMA commission (2017), "Sell-out show" Laurel of Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2017).
Author, artist, director and performer - NIKOLAI ZYKOV
Wardrobe, assistant of puppeteer - NADIA DUBININA
Stage technician, light operator - SERGEY ISAEV
All puppets are created, designed and made by NIKOLAI ZYKOV
First presentation - March 20 1985, Baikonur Cosmodrome Concert Hall, Kazakhstan.
Modern edition - November 4 2017, Teatro Foce, Lugano, Switzerland.
"Performance Award" of Asia-Pacific UNIMA Commission of the 1st Nanchong International Puppet Art Week (China).
IN THE PROGRAM: BABY DINOSAUR, ELECTRIC SNAKE, BRAZILIAN SINGER, NEON CUCUMBERS, ORIENTAL MAGICIAN, MOSCOW NIGHTS, TWISTER, NEON BUTTERFLY, DINOSAUR.
See PHOTO ALBUM of DINOSAUR AND HIS FRIENDS
DINOSAUR AND HIS FRIENDS was presented in many Russian cities, as well as in Switzerland, Romania, Turkey, Israel, Kazakhstan, China, Taiwan and South Korea."
...the most titled puppeteer of Russia, the master of world class..." News. Culture TV, Russia.
"Nikolai Zykov who attended the Festival from Russia impressed everyone, even the children and the adults. His show was wordless but everyone could understand easily." Murat Sezer. Vizyon, Turkey.
"Nikolai Zykov has a variety of technical surprises that make his shows a success. His puppets live independently from their creator. Nikolai Zykov is making the step of technical development into the future." Jakob Steiner, Austria.
DINOSAUR AND HIS FRIENDS posters.
Technical requirements: one microphone on the cord and a non-stop mp3 (or Audio CD) playback, the preferred stage height is 1m 10cm, depth is 6m, the curtains must be black or dark. The team provides itself with lighting equipment, for connection 220 V sockets are required on the stage and at the end of the hall.
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