NIKOLAI ZYKOV THEATRE
wordless puppet show for children and family audience
technique - string marionettes and giant puppet
duration - 20-30 min/ up to 1000 spectators
transportation - 3 persons/ no paid luggage
PUPPET CARNIVAL - show featuring a stunning variety of multi award-winning marionettes for family audience. Nikolai 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.
Nikolai Zykov has performed his puppet shows in many cities of Russia and also in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, United States, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Byelorussia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
Among the awards: "Arts Innovation" Award of the 12th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (2010), Diploma and "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).
Author, artist, director and performer - NIKOLAI ZYKOV
Assistant of puppeteer - NADIA DUBININA
Assistant of puppeteer, light and sound director - SERGEY ISAEV
All puppets are created, designed and made by NIKOLAI ZYKOV
See PHOTO ALBUM of PUPPET CARNIVAL
"...flashy and upbeat marionette variety show by manipulator extraordinaire..." Out the Box. Cape Town, South Africa.
"...amazing, what great great puppets, excellent, original, funny, entertaining and unique." Peter Garofalo, Northampton, United Kingdom.
"Nikolai Zykov who attended the Festival from Russia impressed everyone, even the children and the adults. His show was wordless but everyone could understand easily." Murat Sezer. Vizyon, Turkey.
"Nikolay Zykov is one of the most important puppeteers of the world!" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.
"The humor, elaborate sets and the virtuoso operating technique galvanizes the audience..." Tatiana Russkikh. Youth Review, Russia.
"...the most titled puppeteer of Russia, the master of world class..." News. Culture TV, Russia.
Technical requirements: one microphone on the cord and a non-stop mp3 (or Audio CD) playback.
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