wordless puppet show for family audience

technique - string marionettes

duration - 40 min/ up to 500 spectators

transportation - 1-2 persons/ no paid luggage

MOSCOW MARIONETTES -  award-winning one-man show of unique marionettes for all ages. 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.

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

"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.

"...flashy and upbeat marionette variety show by manipulator extraordinaire..." Out the Box. Cape Town, South Africa. 

"The humor, elaborate sets and the virtuoso operating technique galvanizes the audience..." Tatiana Russkikh. Youth Review, 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.



Author, artist,  director and performer - NIKOLAI ZYKOV

Assistant  of puppeteer - NADIA DUBININA

All puppets are created, designed and made by NIKOLAI ZYKOV

First presentation - December 10 2017, Concert Hall of Quanzhou Art School, Quanzhou, China.

Honorary Award of The 3rd Maritime Silk Road International Arts Festival and The 5th International Puppetry Festival in Quanzhou (China)


Technical requirements: one microphone in hand and a non-stop mp3 (or Audio CD) playback, the preferred stage height is 1m 10cm, depth is 4m.



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