NIKOLAI ZYKOV THEATRE
February 17, 2019 Heydar Aliyev Palace, Baku, Azerbaijan
March 3, 2019 OUF! Puppet Festival, Montreal, Canada
March 10 - 30, 2019 Spring tour in Russia
June 1 - 16, 2019 Shijiazhuang, Langfang, Beijing, tour in China
wordless puppet performance for children and family audience
technique - LED and El-wire string marionettes, giant, hand and experimental puppets
duration - 60 min or 2 hours with intermission/ up to 2000 spectators
transportation - 3 persons/ no paid luggage
SHOW OF LIGHT PUPPETS - funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety innovative 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 Puppetry Congresses UNIMA.
Nikolai Zykov Theatre preserves and develops the art of puppetry based on the ancient traditions of different countries of the world by using innovative materials and technologies. Each puppet in the performance is not only a work of art, but also a new unique design. Really new, unusual and unique light puppets of Nikolai Zykov have sizes from 1 to 8 meters and are able to surprise the most demanding spectators of any age. In this show, puppets are creating right in front of the audience, catapulting adults back in childhood. This unique performance gathers full halls around the world with invariable success.
"Nikolai Zykov is one of the most important puppeteers of the
world ... a master!" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.
"Nikolai Zykov is a celebrated Russian puppeteer, known for pushing the boundaries of traditional puppetry." World Performing Arts Festival, Lahore, Pakistan.
"The work Nikolai Zykov does both modern, and classical is beautiful to look at.
Nikolai Zykov is definitely a National Treasure". Steven Mark Overton, USA.
"Nikolai Zykov has a variety of technical surprises that make his shows a success. Nikolai Zykov is making the step of technical development into the future." Jakob Steiner, Austria.
"...amazing, what great great puppets, excellent, original, funny, entertaining and unique." Peter Garofalo, Northampton, United Kingdom.
"The humor, elaborate sets and the virtuoso operating technique galvanizes the audience..." Tatiana Russkikh. Youth Review, Russia.
"Zykov captivates the audience by precise and majestic manipulation of his delightful and complex puppets" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.
"...a mixture of sizes, shapes and styles, all of which are unique and fascinating to watch. This is a wonderful and somewhat unique concept." Primary Times Children's Choice Awards Review, United Kingdom.
Among the awards: "Arts Innovation" Award of the 12th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (2010), "Excellent Show" Award of the 21st 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).
Nikolai Zykov has performed his puppet shows more than 3500 times in more than 40 countries around the world: in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, United States, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Byelorussia, Russia, 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.
IN THE PROGRAM: FIREBIRD, NEON CUCUMBERS, MOSCOW NIGHTS, NEON CATERPILLAR, JELLYFISH, SPIDER-ALIEN, DOLL'S DANCE, NEON BUTTERFLY, SKELETOSAUR. (The program can be changed)
Author, artist, director and performer - NIKOLAI ZYKOV. Assistants of puppeteer - NADIA DUBININA, SERGEY ISAEV. Stage technician - SERGEY ISAEV. All puppets are created, designed and made by NIKOLAI ZYKOV.
Presentation of the first edition - May 27 2012, Chengdu, China.
Presentation of modern edition - December 10 2016, Tepoztlan, Mexico.
"Excellent Show" Award of the 21st UNIMA Congress and World Puppet Festival in Chengdu (China).
Award of the 4th Colombo International Theatre Festival (Sri Lanka).
Diploma of the 17th San Louis Potosi Festival del Desierto (Mexico).
Award of Pedro Lopez Elias Centro Cultural (Mexico).
Official Sell-out show Laurel of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 (UK)
See PHOTO ALBUM of SHOW OF LIGHT PUPPETS.
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, one 220 V socket is required on the stage.
SHOW OF LIGHT PUPPETS posters.
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