NIKOLAI ZYKOV THEATRE
wordless puppet performance for children and family audience
technique - LED and El-wire string marionettes, giant, hand and experimental puppets
duration - 50 min/ up to 1000 spectators
transportation - 3 persons/ no paid luggage
NEW YEAR SHOW OF LIGHT PUPPETS - funny and unpredictable wordless New Year 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 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.
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 - December 10 2016, Tepoztlan, Mexico.
Award of Pedro Lopez Elias Centro Cultural (Mexico).
IN THE PROGRAM: SNOW FLAKES, MAN OF THE XXI CENTURY, SNOW FANTASY, NEON CUCUMBERS, MOSCOW NIGHTS, SPIDER-ALIEN, NEW YEAR TREE, NEON SANTA, SNOWMAN.
See PHOTO ALBUM of NEW YEAR SHOW OF LIGHT PUPPETS.
"Nikolai Zykov is a celebrated Russian puppeteer, known for pushing the boundaries of traditional puppetry." World Performing Arts Festival, Lahore, Pakistan.
"...amazing, what great great puppets, excellent, original, funny, entertaining and unique..." Peter Garofalo, Northampton, United Kingdom.
"...splendid puppeteer. Spectators were dazed..." Kirill Dremluh. Vecherniy New York, USA.
"Nikolay Zykov is one of the most important puppeteers of the world ... a master!" 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. Nikolai Zykov is making the step of technical development into the future." Jakob Steiner, Austria.
"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.
"...a super professional, ... a real master..." Regina Dubovitskaya. Russia TV, Russia.
"...enchanting show, which can hold the attention of spectators of all ages." Julia Byhanova, Doverie TV, Russia.
"...the most titled puppeteer of Russia, the master of world class..." News. Culture TV, Russia.
NEW YEAR SHOW OF LIGHT PUPPETS posters.
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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