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Gear Art Complex 1928

56 Benkeiishicho, Nakagyo-ku | 1928 Bldg. 3F, Kyoto 604-8082, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-254-6520
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Disappointed ...Beware this show has style over substance

After reading such great reviews I was prepared to pay 4200 yen for a ticket to see this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Claire S
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Fun and Exciting!

I wasn't quite sure what to expect but was blown away with the quality of this performance. Really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jess747
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"GEAR” is the first non-verbal performance originated in Japan.The world-class performers of mime, breakin', magic trick, and juggle presents a lovely story of a toy named “Doll” transforming a human girl through the various communications with an android named “Roboroid.”This performance is set without any “words,” just being compounded with the action, dance, expression, music, and images satisfying all the senses. And also, this performance is filled with the exciting materials. Stage setting gives an illusion loosing the way in the factory, or feeling like blown off by a gust of wind. And the contemporary technologies like the projection mapping, sparkling full colored LED dresses, and specially customized laser beams with 16million colors present everyone inexperienced impressions. Since started in the April 2014, this performance had a long run of 600 times and 30,000 audiences.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small theatre” (8 reviews)
“all ages” (13 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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56 Benkeiishicho, Nakagyo-ku | 1928 Bldg. 3F, Kyoto 604-8082, Kyoto Prefecture
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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+81 75-254-6520
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading such great reviews I was prepared to pay 4200 yen for a ticket to see this show....what a waste of money. The stage and setting is all very impressive at the start but the actual performance was nothing special and become tiresome and...More

1  Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't quite sure what to expect but was blown away with the quality of this performance. Really fun and enjoyable from start to finish. Definitely recommend a visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very skeptical at first and quite reluctant to go after picking up their flyer, as the way they presented themselves at first seemed ungeniune, but after a little research I decided to see the show. This was definitely a good choice, the lighting,...More

1  Thank Matt L
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

1- After reading the reviews it seems that some people managed to get the tickets for 2000 yen which is still too much for the show. 2- The stage and the lightening are good, other than this the show was boring with some cheap jokes....More

1  Thank salimnasri
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon Gear through a friend and visited the show. As a professional opera singer and theatre maker I was very intrigued by the title as well as description and wanted to experience it. It turned out to be one of the most touching...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

This show is a must see if you are in the Kyoto area. It was absolutely memorizing and pulled me out of the real world for the moments I was watching the show. The humor and emotions translated beautifully across people of all cultures, ethnicities...More

1  Thank Allison P
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic entertainment. Brilliant acting (without talking), incredible skills and just great all around fun. You will not be disappointed.

2  Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

I went to the show with my husband and a teenage daughter. We ALL loved it! Prior to the show, I couldn't imagine how the show would tell the story without verbal communications but it works! It's a small theater which holds only 100 seats...More

1  Thank sabasuki
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed it as did my family. Very highly recommended when in Kyoto.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

A really dynamic show sure to make you laugh and giggle. The highly talented cast is a team that changes by show, which I think is amazing, as even with changes to who is performing, they have great chemistry. The set is unique and the...More

1  Thank Beth S
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piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed
outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub
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sghowl
June 24, 2018|
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Response from rino1928 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in replying to your question. Yes, we used to have promotion for the birthday person to charge reduced price at the door, but the benefits have been changed 2 years ago. The birthday person is given 2... More
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June 19, 2018|
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Response from rino1928 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We set up Kids Days on 1st &3rd Saturdays every month, for people of all ages, including babies & toddlers who are not usually allowed to attend. Any performances or directions are not arranged... More
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Response from rino1928 | Property representative |
Hello!I'm GEAR Staff.Thank you for your question.The price category is distinguished in the category of the day when you visit.The high school student price is applied until graduation.So,university student price will be... More
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