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GEAR

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Non-verbal show presented In magical world of roboroids and a doll
GEAR is a first non-verbal show in Japan and is being performed four days a week in central Kyoto. Regardless of age or nationality, it’s an enjoyable show full of rhythmical excitement played by world class performers. It’s animatic, technical, and non-verbal. Ironically the show projects emotions by Roboroids and Doll. The show consists of mime, break dancing, magic and juggling equaling to a 70 minutes of entertainment. We recommend going to the show in between touring Kyoto or include it as part of your plan for a night out in the city.
Each Performer
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Each Performer
The show is expressed with juggling, break dancing, mime, and magic performed individually by the performers. It’s a 5-people stage of a doll character and four roboroids. The story sets in a former toy factory where dolls were made, and the characters start to express their playfulness and curiosity. Enjoy the performance by very talented casts who alternates their appearances. Because of this, many audiences are repeated viewers catching different combination of performers. The fans of GEAR express their excitement of various enjoyments that alternating casts bring to the show.
Projection Mapping
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Projection Mapping
The stage effects of GEAR certainly give people magical feelings. Notice the projection mapping which covers the whole area of the stage programmed to give surprises to the audience. The idea is not to make the viewers wonder how the lights are programmed, but to give the magical feeling as it enhances the overall show. Not only the projection mapping is amazing, but also the use of laser, LED, gigantic wind fan, and props used for the stage are also must-see points of the show.
Buy Original Goods
3Good Experiences
Buy Original Goods
On your way out after the show, check out the original goods that are available for purchase. The illustrations for GEAR are done by Akihiro Yamada, an illustrator and manga artist who resides in Kyoto. Here you will find t-shirts, tote bags, post cards, pin badges, and more. Pamphlets will come with profile cards of the casts performed during that particular show. These are popular among GEAR fans who collect the profile cards as performers appearances alternate.
Manner & Tips
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Please turn off your phones completely during the show. The Wi-Fi system is used to operate the show and individual phone systems may affect the operation.
3.5 experience5.0 access4.0 photogenic2.5
Price
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Yoko
4.0 experience5.0 access4.5 photogenic2.5
I heard about this theater before, but I wasn't sure what to expect in the beginning. Not knowing what non-verbal performance would be like, I had a chance to watch it for the first time. And turns out, the show is AMAZING! Each performer has their own unique skill such as juggling or mime. There's also break dancing and a person doing magic. All the casts are very skillful! Including the doll character, they are all very rhythmic. The ending is fun and surprising. I recommend this show to people of all ages!
Kenji
4.0 experience5.0 access4.0 photogenic3.0
GEAR is a popular theater performance in Kyoto. Everything that happens on stage like the performance and tricks are so fun to watch, 70 minutes seemed to go pass by really fast. The casts alternate so even if you watch the show again on a different day, it doesn't get boring at all! Watch it couple times and figuring out your favorite combination of casts is another way to have fun.
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GEAR
Category Attractions, Other Things to See
Phone +81 75-254-6520
Address 3F 1928 Bldg., 56 Benkeiishicho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi Kyoto-fu
Directions 8-minute walk from Keihan Sanjo Stn 8 minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Stn 10-minute walk from Kyoto city subway Karasumaoike Stn
Open Hours Reception opens 60 minutes prior to the show
Reservations Accepted Online reservation is available http://www.gear.ac/en/ticket
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (Check the website for updated information)
Notes Availability of seats can be checked on their website. Tickets purchased at the door costs additional ¥500 to advanced ticket price.
Price range
Advanced Tickets - General/ special area: ¥4,200 - Standard area:¥3,700 - Side area: ¥2,700 - University students or seniors over 60: ¥3,200, ¥2,700¥1,700 - Elementary, junior high and high school students: ¥2,200, ¥1,700 ,¥1,200 - Ages 3 - 5 Free *For door prices, add ¥500 to advanced ticket prices.
Credit cards Accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
No language barrier
Information Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Lanuages spoken Japanese and English
URL1 http://www.gear.ac/en/
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