wordless puppet performance for children and family audience

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

duration - 60 min

NEW YEAR PUPPET SHOW – funny and unpredictable wordless New Year puppet show featuring a stunning variety of innovative puppets. Unique marionettes, giant, rod, hand, radio-controlled and light puppets will entertain and delight the whole family. Do you want to see something truly new, unusual and unique? This you have not seen before! This is a unique show "for children who have already seen" and "no longer believe that they can still be surprised" parents. An unforgettable performance of bright and colorful puppets will become a real New Year's holiday for you. In this performance, radio-controlled snowmen come to life right before your eyes, colorful ice floes dance in circles, adorable hand puppets perform merry New Year's songs, the magician takes plush toys out of his hat and covers the whole scene with snow, and a giant Christmas tree is born from electric bulbs, to which comes out to dance the sparkling Dragon. 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 over 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.

The New Year's holiday is always filled with bright and unusual performances. In this show, each puppet's design is unique. A wide variety of puppets. LED drop, mirror foil, radio-controlled and giant puppets take part in the performance. This show contains New Year's puppets created by Nikolai Zykov in different years, but each of which was created from completely new materials, including a 5-meter silver Dragon, created back in 1980 to participate in the cultural program of the Olympic Games in Moscow.

“Yes, this New Year Show sang, danced, delighted the kids in the Armory Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin. During the New Year holidays, Moscow hosts a huge number of New Year Shows and it is difficult to surprise the children with something new. However, we succeeded." On Presnya, Russia.

"A fantastic New Year's puppet show for children and adults took place in the Riga Congress House. The dolls danced, sang and even flew. It was fun, mysterious and festive!" Hour, Riga, Latvia.

"The audience was invited to the New Year's performance, which was given by the unique artist Nikolai Zykov. His original puppets "gave out" an amazing concert that did not leave indifferent any spectator." October field, Russia.

"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 viewers of different ages." TV Trust, Russia.

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

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

"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.

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

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

Among the awards: "Arts Innovation" Award of the 12th China Shanghai International Arts Festival , "Excellent Show" Award of the 21st UNIMA Congress and World Puppet Festival in Chengdu, "Performance Award" of Asia-Pacific UNIMA commission, Award of the 4th Colombo International Theatre Festival, Award "For brilliant performing mastery" of the 12th International Festival of Contemporary Puppetry in Bucharest, "Outstanding Creativity" Award of Asia-Pacific UNIMA commission , "Sell-out show" Laurel of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Technique - string marionettes, giant, hand, LED, radio-controlled and experimental 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 - December 25 2000, Salut Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia.

Modern edition - January 24 2015, Moscow Puppet Theatre, Moscow, Russia.

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

Diploma of the  5th International Exhibition of Entertainment Industry "Ded Moroz", Moscow (Russia).




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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