'GEAR,' a non-verbal stage entertainment from Kyoto
“GEAR” is a first of its kind unique non-verbal performance in Japan that stimulates the five senses with a moving story set in the future. Accompanied by impressive stage effects set up using techniques ranging from those used in kabuki plays to the latest technologies, “GEAR” offers the audience a theatrical experience they will never forget.
The story revolves around a toy doll who finds herself having a human heart after interacting with “Roboroids” (humanized robots), and unfolds as world-class performers bring the audience through a series of baton-twirling, breakdancing, mime and magic performances all without a single word.
On top of sound and lighting stage effects, there are brand new imaging effects made possible by “Projection Mapping,” which uses a projector to project images onto objects, the multicolor LEDs incorporated into the heroine’s dress using the latest technology, and a scene in which a specially order-made fan blows a huge wind through the whole area.
Showtime starts in the night, so tourists can come enjoy the show even after most attractions in Kyoto have closed for the day. Also, the show lasts for only an hour, so it can easily fit into the schedules of short-stay visitors as well.
Tickets are 3,800 yen (general) 3,200 yen (Ages 19-22 or above 60), and 1,800 yen (ages 4-18).
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