NIKOLAI ZYKOV THEATRE
wordless puppet performance for adults
technique - string marionettes and giant puppet
duration - 60 min or 1 h 50 min with one intermission/ up to 800 spectators
transportation - 3 persons/ no paid luggage
CABARET OF METAMORPHOSES - unique puppet vignettes with unbelievable transformations in award-winning for adults. 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 - June 21 1996, the 9th Canela International Puppet Festival, Brazil.
Modern edition - January 23 2015, Moscow Puppet Theatre, Russia.
Award "for brilliant performing mastery" of the 12th Bucharest International Festival of Contemporary Puppetry (Romania).
Diploma of the Sao Paulo International Puppet Festival (Brazil).
Official program participant of the 12th Charleville-Mezieres World Puppet Festival (France).
In the program - WELCOME TO THE CABARET, PARADISE BIRD, ORIENTAL MAGICIAN, PIPES, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CD MAN, QUEEN OF DISCO, SECOND BIRTH, RUSSIAN SOUVENIR, GIANT.
See PHOTO ALBUM of CABARET OF METAMORPHOSES
CABARET OF METAMORPHOSES was presented in Brazil, USA, France, Romania, Mauritius and Russia.
"...Using modern materials and technologies, Zykov presented a very spectacular show, which excited the audience by its refinement and luxury..." Revista E. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
"Zykov captivates the audience by precise and majestic manipulation of his delightful and complex puppets" 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." Jacob Steiner, Austria.
CABARET OF METAMORPHOSES 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 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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