a completely original, innovative, interactive family show of electric
light puppets and marionettes, without a language barrier. This is a large
astronomic show, consisting only of electric light puppets and the latest
technological designs, measuring from 1 to 8 meters and capable of surprising
the most demanding spectators of any age. The program of the show is designed as
a journey into the world of space adventures and discoveries. Galaxies and
planetary systems are born right before your eyes in this performance,
astronauts go to distant planets and into open space, where they will inevitably
meet the most unusual forms of life, and a flying saucer with an unpredictable
Martian arrives on Earth. At this performance, adults again plunge into the
world of their childhood fantasies and, having lost the sense of space and time,
they regain the possibility 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
Nikolai Zykov "one of the most significant puppeteers in the world."
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.
Each puppet is
completely unique and unusual in this performance. Electroluminescent wires,
different types of LEDs and LED drops are used for light puppets. Unique light
structures are created and transformed right before the eyes of the audience,
then easily hover over the stage and auditorium. The original vertical
light-dynamic design allows you to see the birth of a new planetary system.
Spectators in this performance have a unique opportunity to see a fully
radio-controlled puppet sketch. Even the string marionettes in this performance
have completely new designs, materials and control systems.
leaves no one indifferent. Whatever he shows - all this is akin to discovery."
Olga Semyonova. Young Guard, Russia.
"... This is, frankly, a fantasy. The puppets danced, sang and even flew." Alena
Sinitsyna, Hour. Riga, Latvia.
"…amazing, what great great puppets, excellent, original, funny, entertaining
and unique." Peter Garofalo, Northampton, UK.
"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." Yulia Bykhanova, Trust TV, Russia.
"If we talk about the puppet genre, then experiments are being carried out in it
today. New technical capabilities allow you to do completely unexpected tricks."
- TV channel ORT, 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.
Author, artist, director and performer - NIKOLAY ZYKOV
Puppeteer and puppeteer assistant - NADEZHDA DUBININA.
Technical Director - SERGEY ISAEV.
All puppets are created, designed and made by NIKOLAI ZYKOV
First presentation - December 5, 2004, Sayany Concert Hall,
Modern edition - July 17, 2021, Bashkir Drama Theater,
Technical requirements: one microphone
in hand and a non-stop mp3playback, the
preferred stage wide - 8-12 m, stage depth - 8-12 m, the curtains must be black or
dark, one 220 V
socket is required on the stage.
More information in Official rider.