wordless puppet show for children and family audience

technique - string marionettes, giant, rod, hand, radio-controlled, LED and neon puppets

duration - 60 min

funny and unpredictable multi award-winning wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety of marionettes and Giant Dinosaur. Unique marionettes, giant, rod, hand and experimental puppets will entertain and delight the whole family. This is a unique show "for children who have already seen" and "no longer believe that they can still be surprised" parents. Do you want to see something truly new, unusual and unique? This you have not seen before! An unforgettable performance of bright and colorful puppets will make your day fun and memorable, bring joy, become a real unexpected surprise. This is an original way to spend time interestingly with your children. In this performance, electric bulbs and glowing wires come to life right before your eyes, charming puppets perform incendiary songs, a radio-controlled Spider crawls across the stage, three Twin Cats unexpectedly meet, a Caterpillar escapes from the stage right into the auditorium, and a giant Dinosaur reveals its secrets. In this performance, children are very difficult to keep in their places, and adults regain the opportunity of sincere surprise and genuine delight. The unique performances of the Nikolai Zykov Theater are gathering full halls all around the world with invariable success. Critics call these shows "like a discovery", 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.

This performance is the result of many years of experimentation in the creation of completely new designs of glove and rod puppets, marionettes on strings, LED and EL-wire puppets, radio-controlled and giant puppets. This show contains puppets created by Nikolai Zykov in different years, but each of which has become a new step in creating completely new designs from completely new materials. The main surprise of the show is a giant 5-meter silver Dinosaur, which was created back in 1980 to participate in the cultural program of the Olympic Games in Moscow.

“Children from all over the region gathered for the puppet show by Nikolai Zykov. The little spectators were eagerly awaiting the performance. Finally, the lights went out and the puppet show began. The hall was filled with loud screeching of small spectators. The smallest viewers answered the question “Did they like the spectacle” unequivocally. Sasha: "I liked this performance, because, despite my age, I still thought they were alive." Kovdor TV. Russia.

"... a wonderful puppeteer, the audience was literally dumbfounded when he entered the stage in an iridescent dragon costume." Evening New York, USA.

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

... This is already, frankly, a fantasy. The puppets danced, sang and even flew. "Alena Sinitsyna, Hour. Riga, Latvia.

"Whole families go to his performances. Each production by Zykov is not just a performance, but an enchanting show that can hold the attention of spectators of different ages." TV Trust, Russia.

"Nikolay Zykov is the most titled puppeteer in Russia, a master of the highest international class ..." News. TV channel Culture, Russia.

"Nikolai's works, both modern and classical, are beautiful. He is undoubtedly the treasure of the nation." Stephen Mark Overton, USA.

"Nikolai Zykov is one of the most significant puppeteers in the world, ... a real Master!" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.

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 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.



The duration of the show is 1 hour without intermission.

Presentation without a language barrier.

Age category of presentation 0+

The show is recommended for spectators from 3 years old

Puppet technique - string marionettes, giant, rod, hand, LED and neon puppets

Author, artist,  director and performer - NIKOLAI ZYKOV

Puppeteer and puppeteer assistant - NADEZHDA DUBININA.

Puppeteer and Technical Director - SERGEY ISAEV.

All puppets are created, designed and made by NIKOLAI ZYKOV

First presentation - January 3 1998, Pobeda Concert Hall, Pushkino, Russia.

Modern edition - November 4 2017, Teatro Foce, Lugano, Switzerland

 "Performance Award" of Asia-Pacific UNIMA Commission of the 1st Nanchong International Puppet Art Week (China).


Technical requirements: one microphone in hand and a non-stop mp3 playback, the preferred stage wide - 6-10 m, stage depth - 6-10 m, the curtains must be black or dark, one 220 V socket is required on the stage. More information in Official rider.

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