NIKOLAI ZYKOV THEATRE
wordless puppet performance for children and family audience
technique - LED and El-wire string marionettes, giant, hand and experimental puppets, kosher puppets and music only
duration - 30 min or 60 min/ up to 1000 spectators
transportation - 3 persons/ no paid luggage
HANUKKAH LIGHT PUPPET SHOW - kosher puppets and music only, 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. Only kosher puppets and music are used in the show, puppets are creating right in front of the audience, catapulting adults back in childhood. First presentation of the show took place in Amphitheater Concert Hall of Moscow Jewish Community Center in Moscow.
Nikolai Zykov has performed his puppet shows in many cities of 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, Israel, South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, India, Sri Lanka, China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and in other countries.
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).
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.
Only kosher puppets and music are used in the show.
First presentation - December 17, 2017, Amphitheater Concert Hall, Moscow Jewish Community Center, Moscow, Russia.
IN THE PROGRAM: PYRAMIDS, NEON CUCUMBERS, DANCE OF THE LIGHTS, NEON BUTTERFLY, GLOW GIANT (the program can be changed).
See PHOTO ALBUM of HANUKKAH LIGHT PUPPET SHOW.
"Nikolai Zykov is one of the most important puppeteers of the
world ... a master!" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.
"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.
Technical requirements: one microphone in hand 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. For connection 220 V sockets are required on the stage.
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