wordless puppet show for family audience

technique - string marionettes, rod and giant puppets

duration - 40 min/ up to 500 spectators

transportation - 1-2 persons/ no paid luggage

BACH CONCERT - show of light puppets and unique marionettes for family audience to the music of Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach (1685  1750) - a German composer and musician. His music is revered for its intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty. The performance consists of 7 puppet vignettes to the music of Bach for different musical instruments. The unique performances of the Nikolai Zykov Theater are gathering full halls all over the world with invariable success. Critics call these shows "goose bumps", and Nikolai Zykov "one of the most significant puppeteers in the world."

Nikolai Zykov is an artist of the world stage, who has delighted spectators in more than 50 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, has created more than 200 unique puppets, glove, rod and experimental puppets. Nikolai is the author, director, artist and performer of more than 30 puppet shows with many international awards for innovative creativity and outstanding performance, including awards of the UNIMA World Puppeteers Congresses.

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 puppets of Nikolai Zykov are able to surprise the most demanding spectators of any age.

"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.

"... a stunning puppet performance." Tarek Nader. Alexandria, Egypt.

"Zykov captivates the audience by precise and majestic manipulation of his delightful and complex puppets" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.

"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.

"Nikolai Zykov is one of the most important puppeteers of the world ... a master!" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.

"...the most titled puppeteer of Russia, the master of world class..." News. Culture TV, Russia.

"Nikolai Zykov is a celebrated Russian puppeteer, known for pushing the boundaries of traditional puppetry." World Performing Arts Festival, Lahore, Pakistan.

"...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.

"...enchanting show, which can hold the attention of spectators of all ages." Julia Byhanova, Doverie TV, Russia.

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).

Nikolai Zykov has performed his puppet shows more than 4000 times in more than 50 countries around the world: in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, United States, Canada, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Byelorussia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Transnistria, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.


1. Choral Prelude in F minor BWV 639

2. First Prelude - Ave Maria (Bach / Gounod)

3. Gavotte number 1 and 2 from English Suite number 6 in D minor BWV 811

4. Prelude and Fugue A minor BWV 895

5. Concerto in F Minor number 5, BWV 1056, part 1

6. Cantata BWV 21, 9 part

7.  Pastoral in F major BWV 590 (Part 3), Fugue in D minor BWV 565, Prelude in E-flat major BWV 552 (excerpt)


Author, artist,  director and performer - NIKOLAI ZYKOV

All puppets are created, designed and made by NIKOLAI ZYKOV

First presentation - October 22 2014, Jesuits Cultural Centre, Alexandria, Egypt.

Official program participant of the La Feria Europea de Artes Escenicas FETEN 2015, Gijon (Spain).

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, the curtains must be black or dark. The team provides itself with lighting equipment, for connection 220 V sockets are required on the stage.



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