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NIKOLAI  ZYKOV THEATRE

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光木偶戲独一无二的实验一人表演,电发光物体和木偶,为了儿童和家庭观众,UNIMA大会和世界木偶节在中国成都优秀表演奖 40分钟/1~2人/无付费行李/多达500名观众/无语)

LIGHT PUPPET SHOW

  wordless puppet show for family audience

technique - string marionettes, giant, rod, hand and experimental puppets

duration - 40 min/ up to 500 spectators

transportation - 1-2 persons/ no paid luggage

LIGHT PUPPET SHOW - multi award-winning, funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety innovative electro-luminous objects. Unique marionettes, giant, rod, hand and experimental puppets will entertain and delight the whole family. 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 ... a master!" 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.

"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 has a variety of technical surprises that make his shows a success. Nikolai Zykov is making the step of technical development into the future." Jakob Steiner, Austria.

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

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

"Zykov captivates the audience by precise and majestic manipulation of his delightful and complex puppets" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.

"...a mixture of sizes, shapes and styles, all of which are unique and fascinating to watch. This is a wonderful and somewhat unique concept." Primary Times Children's Choice Awards Review, 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.

 

N THE PROGRAM:  MAN OF THE  XXI CENTURY, NEON CUCUMBERS,  SNOW FANTASY, NEON CATERPILLAR, SPIDER-ALIENMOSCOW NIGHTS, GLOW GIANT.

 

Author, artist,  director and performer - NIKOLAI ZYKOV

All puppets are created, designed and made by NIKOLAI ZYKOV

First presentation - May 27 2012, Chengdu (China),

Modern edition - August 5 2017, Edinburgh (UK).

"Excellent Show" Award of the 21st UNIMA  Congress and World Puppet Festival in Chengdu (China).

Award of the 4th Colombo International Theatre Festival (Sri Lanka).

Diploma of the 17th San Louis Potosi Festival del Desierto (Mexico).

Official Sell-out show Laurel of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 (UK)

 

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, the curtains must be black or dark. The team provides itself with lighting equipment, for connection 220 V sockets are required on the stage.

 


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