NIKOLAI ZYKOV THEATRE
wordless puppet show for family audience
technique - string marionettes
duration - 40 min without intermission/ up to 500 spectators
transportation - 1-2 persons/ no paid luggage
EXCLUSIVE MARIONETTES - multi award-winning one-man show of unique marionettes for family audience. 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 conquered 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 20 puppet shows with many international awards for innovative creativity and outstanding performance, including awards from the UNIMA World Puppeteers Congress.
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.
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.
IN THE PROGRAM: ORIENTAL MAGICIAN, PIPES, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CD MAN, QUEEN OF DISCO, FUNNY COMPANY.
Author, artist, director and performer - NIKOLAI ZYKOV
All puppets are created, designed and made by NIKOLAI ZYKOV
First presentation - July 27 2006, 1st Buenos Aires International Festival of Puppetry and Theatre, Argentina.
"Outstanding Creativity" Award of Asia-Pacific UNIMA Commission of the 2nd Nanchong International Puppet Art Week (China).
Diplomas of International Puppet Festivals in Tehran (Iran) and Tlaxcala (Mexico).
Diplomas of International Art Festival Sinaloa (Mexico).
Technical requirements: one microphone on the cord and a non-stop mp3 (or Audio CD) playback, the preferred stage height is 1m 10cm, depth is 4m.
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