NIKOLAI ZYKOV THEATRE
wordless puppet show for children and family audience
technique - string marionettes, giant and experimental puppets
duration - 50 min or 1 h 30 min with one intermission/ up to 1000 spectators
transportation - 3 persons/ no paid luggage
SHOW OF LIGHT PUPPETS AND MARIONETTES - multi award-winning, funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety innovative puppets. Unique marionettes, giant 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 - September 24 2003, Sevigne Concert Hall, Charleville-Mezieres, France.
Modern edition - November 5 2017, Teatro Foce, Lugano, Switzerland.
"Arts Innovation" Award of the 12th Shanghai International Arts Festival and the 2nd Shanghai International Puppet Festival Golden Magnolia (China).
Diplomas of International Puppet Festivals in Moscow Obraztsov Theatre (Russia), Latsia (Cyprus) and Kilkis (Greece).
Final performance of The 35th International Puppet festival in Lugano (Switzerland).
Official program participant of the 13th Charleville-Mezieres World Puppet Festival (France).
IN THE PROGRAM: PYRAMIDS, BRAZILIAN SINGER, SAXOPHONE PLAYER, NEON CUCUMBERS, SPIDER-ALIEN, NEON CATERPILLAR, MOSCOW NIGHTS, QUEEN OF DISCO, FUNNY COMPANY, GLOW GIANT. (The program can be changed)
See PHOTO ALBUM of GIANT AND OTHERS.
SHOW OF LIGHT PUPPETS AND MARIONETTES was presented in many Russian cities, as well as in France, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Belarus, Romania, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, India, China and South Korea.
"Nicolai Zykov is one of the most important puppeteers in the world ... a master!" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.
"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.
"...enchanting show, which can hold the attention of spectators of all ages." Julia Byhanova, Doverie TV, Russia.
SHOW OF LIGHT PUPPETS AND MARIONETTES 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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