NIKOLAI ZYKOV THEATRE
(CABARET OF METAMORPHOSES, part 2)
wordless puppet performance for adults
technique - vertical and horizontal marionettes, giant, radio-controlled, LED, pneumatic and experimental puppets
duration - 60 or 90 min
transportation - 3 persons/ no paid luggage
NEW ANIMATION - funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety innovative electro-luminous and experimental objects. Unique marionettes, giant, rod, hand and experimental puppets will entertain and delight the audience. 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 and experimental puppets of Nikolai Zykov have sizes from 1 to 8 meters and are able to surprise the most demanding spectators of any age.
"Nikolai Zykov - a talented director, actor and artist, who uses the cutting-edge innovations." Moscow Region TV, Russia.
"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.
"Nikolai Zykov is a celebrated Russian puppeteer, known for pushing the boundaries of traditional puppetry." World Performing Arts Festival, Lahore, Pakistan.
"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.
"...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." 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, Canada, 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, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
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 - December 10 2012, Masters of Arts Central House, Moscow, Russia.
Modern edition - February 7 2015, Moscow Puppet Theatre, Russia.
In the program: PROLOGUE (experimental construction), TRIPTYCH (CD-marionettes), ASTROLOGY (radio-controlled objects), HOKU (electro-mechanic object), EXORCISM (garbage marionettes), METAMORPHOSES (electro-mechanic object), HISTOIRE D'AMOUR (glow marionettes), ISLAND OF LOVE (LED-pneumatic object), WORM (experimental construction), GARBAGE CANS (vocal quartet), EPILOGUE (electro-mechanic transformer).
See PHOTO ALBUM of NEW ANIMATION
NEW ANIMATION 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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