wordless puppet show for adult and family audience

technique - string marionettes, experimental and giant puppets

duration - 20-30 min/ up to 1000 spectators

transportation - 1-3 persons/ no paid luggage

PUPPET VARIETY DIVERTISSEMENT  - unique award-winning puppet sketches for adults. 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 has performed his puppet shows in many cities of Russia and also in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, United States, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Byelorussia, 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

Nikolai Zykov performs puppet divertissement for adults since 1980.

Gold Medal of the 20th Arbeiterfestspiele International Art Festival in Gera (Germany).

Medal "For Labour Valour" of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union for outstanding contribution in culture.

Gratitude for contribution in culture and development of puppetry, Masters of Arts Central House, Moscow, Russia.

Diplomas of many Art Festivals in Russia.

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PUPPET VARIETY DIVERTISSEMENT was presented in USA, Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Taiwan, China and Japan.

"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.

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


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