NIKOLAI ZYKOV THEATRE
wordless puppet show for children and family audience
technique - string marionettes
duration - 50 min or 1 h 30 min with one intermission/ up to 800 spectators)
transportation - 3 persons/ no paid luggage
THE MAGIC WORLD OF MARIONETTES - traditional and unique characters, transforming and unpredictable trick marionettes in performance for children and family audience. Nikolai Zykov is a world famous puppeteer who has performed his puppet shows in more than 40 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America and has created and has made more than 200 unique puppets. Nikolai Zykov is an author, director, artist and performer of over 20 puppet performances which have received many international awards for innovative creativity and outstanding performing mastery, including Awards of World UNIMA Congresses.
Author, artist, director and performer - NIKOLAI ZYKOV
Wardrobe, assistant of puppeteer - NADIA DUBININA
Stage technician, light operator - SERGEY ISAEV
All puppets are created, designed and made by NIKOLAI ZYKOV
First presentation - August 16 1993, World EXPO, Taejon, South Korea,
Modern edition - July 22 2012, 1st International Marionette Festival, Chilgok, South Korea,
Diploma of the 17th UNIMA Congress and World Puppet Festival in Budapest (Hungary).
Diplomas of International Puppet Festivals in Tlaxcala (Mexico), Lahore (Pakistan), Moscow
IN THE PROGRAM: RUSSIAN BEAUTY - demonstrates the unique Russian wedding costume of the 19-th century, ORIENTAL MAGICIAN - only non-traditional magic, NORTHERN GIRL - she likes to dance till losing her head, WANDERER - everyone can understand it in one's own way, PIANIST AND SINGER - two traditional marionette heroes, QUEEN OF DISCO - the star of the show, RUSSIAN SOUVENIR - dancing and singing puppets in exotic costumes of different regions of Russia.
See PHOTO ALBUM of THE MAGIC WORLD OF MARIONETTES.
THE MAGIC WORLD OF MARIONETTES was presented in many Russian cities, as well as in Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Iceland, Belgium, France, Italy, Hungary, Turkey, Mauritius, Seychelles, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.
"Nikolai is not only manipulates his puppets, he invents new technical tricks, invents new puppets. Kids perceive his puppets as living dolls. Performance "The Magic World of marionettes" is a series of vignettes that represent different characters and different cultures. Puppets amuse and entertain you, they make you laugh and empathy, they teach you to appreciate the kindness and also - they prolong childhood. It's amazing, bright and romantic world. Elena Ozerova, “Culture” TV, Russia.
"The humor, elaborate sets and the virtuoso operating technique galvanizes the audience..." Tatyana Russkikh. Youth Review, Russia.
"...Using modern materials and technologies, Zykov presented a very spectacular show, which excited the audience by its refinement and luxury..." Revista E. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
THE MAGIC WORLD OF MARIONETTES poster
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