GEAR, Kyoto (Non-Verbal Performance)
I love to see concerts, musical and even movies in different countries, so I looked for one before I visited Kyoto. I found one. GEAR is a beautiful non-verbal performance based in Kyoto. They performed in Europe and other countries too. I hope they'll be able to visit Australia one day.
It was quite straightforward to book the ticket online through GEAR website. The staff will send another confirmation email closer to the date. You need to reply to the email, or they will release the ticket.
There are three tiers of pricing for seating, with the special area costs the most at 4,200 JPY. The standard seating is 3,700, and the side seating is 2,700 JPY. If you have the budget, then go with the special area seating and ask in the email if they can allocate you to the front row seat. It will allow you to have interaction with the performers and see the show up close.
Check out the teaser trailer:
GEAR story is lovely and quite emotional; I shed tears during the performance. The stage won the 43rd Kisaku Itou award, a unique prize for stage design. Each performer was very talented in their way. You'll be treated to world champion break dancer, a famous magician, international gold medallist mime, and a record-setting national juggler.
Hubby and I decided to buy the programme for our own souvenir. It was a really unforgettable performance, and I guarantee that GEAR won't disappoint you.