GEAR - A Visual Performance that Transcends Words

Cutting-edge technology and artistic sensibility meet in this moving tale of the future

Fans of art, science fiction, or technology are invited to Kyoto for a unique non-verbal performance that's sure to enthrall adults and children alike.

The heartfelt story of "roboroids" working a futuristic factory is told through facial expressions, gestures, and dynamic motion, with the performers boasting award-winning talents such as breakdancing, miming, magic, and juggling. This is complemented with impressive production values employing everything from traditional techniques of the kabuki stage to cutting-edge technology including projection mapping, lasers, wind and sound effects. The total experience is one sure to stimulate all five senses, and with no dialogue, it can easily be followed by visitors no matter what their native language.

After the show, explore Kyoto's Kawaramachi area. Just a five-minute walk from the theatre, you'll find the Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcade, home to a host of delightful shops selling traditional arts and crafts and other souvenirs. Foodies can walk five minutes further to Nishiki Market, known as Kyoto's kitchen, where you'll find fresh seafood, seasonal delicacies, and more. Looking for a romantic date spot? The banks of the Kamo River are perfect for an evening stroll or relaxing by the soothing waters. From May to September, you can enjoy the Kyoto tradition of riverside dining.

The theatre is easily accessible, just a 10-minute walk from Hankyu Kyoto Kawaramachi, Keihan Sanjo, and Subway Karasuma-Oike stations.

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