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NIKOLAI  ZYKOV THEATRE

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木偶狂欢节有趣的木偶戏为孩子和父母20~30分钟/3人/无付费行李/多达500名观众/无语)

PUPPET CARNIVAL

wordless puppet show for children and family audience

technique - string marionettes, experimental and giant puppets

duration - 20-30 min/ up to 500 spectators

transportation - 3 persons/ no paid luggage

PUPPET CARNIVAL - funny divertissement of puppet sketches for "already had seen everything" children and "do not know what else to surprise them" parents. 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

Nikolai Zykov performs puppet divertissement for children since 1980.

 

COMPLETE PERFORMANCE DOSSIER

    

 

PUPPET CARNIVAL consists of 7 puppet vignettes: FANNY COMPANY, LAMBADA, SAXOPHONISTNORTHERN GIRL, TWISTERRUSSIAN SOUVENIR, GIANT.

See PHOTO ALBUM of PUPPET CARNIVAL

 

"...amazing, what great great puppets, excellent, original, funny, entertaining and unique." Peter Garofalo, Northampton, United Kingdom.

"Nikolai is not only manipulates his puppets, he invents new technical tricks, invents new puppets. Kids perceive his puppets as living dolls. Puppets amuse and entertain you, they make you laugh and empathy, they teach you to appreciate the kindness". Elena Ozerova, “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.

PUPPET CARNIVAL poster

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 4m.

 

 


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