NIKOLAI ZYKOV THEATRE
High resolution photoCreated, designed, and built by Nikolai Zykov in 1987.
System: string marionettes.
Number of strings: 32 (17+15).
Height: 99 cm / 39 in.
Materials: papier-mache, foam plastic, foam rubber, wood, metal wire, fabric, fur, ostrich feathers.
First presentation - November 27, 1987, Student's club of Moscow Aviation University, Moscow, USSR.
During two years the Prehistoric Man performed alone.
Three-headed Dinosaur was made in 1989.
These two very difficult multifunctional puppets are operated by one puppeteer simultaneously.
Step 1: song of Prehistoric Man.
Step 2: Prehistoric Man finds a giant egg and tries to open it .
Step 3: hatch out of Three-headed Dinosaur.
Step 4: Prehistoric Man sits astride the Three-headed Dinosaur.
Step 5: song of Prehistoric Man and Three-headed Dinosaur.
Prehistoric Man in TV show, Moscow, Russia, 1995.