- Enjoy a vastly popular spectacle originally staged in Kyoto, and now brought to audience in Kanto region
- Witness the extraordinary performance which is a refined mix of dance, mime, break dance, juggling, and magic
- See a performance that uses the latest technology such as projection mapping, as well as elements of traditional Kabuki theater
First of its kind in Japan, GEAR is a unique non-verbal performance that stimulates your 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 is bound to offer you a theatrical experience you will never forget!
GEAR is a skillful conglomeration of lights and images with mime, break dancing, magic, and juggling experts for a moving performance and powerful story, all presented without even a single line being spoken. This unique concept transcends language to make GEAR more entertaining for people of all ages, including visitors from other countries.
This popular entertainment show , GEAR , was born in Kyoto, and is now presented as -GEAR- East Version for people in Kanto area to enjoy!
In addition to its cutting-edge projection mapping and laser light technology, international break dancing and juggling, champions join forces with a world-class Japanese magician and more, bringing together a variety of skills and talents for one amazing theater performance!
What makes GEAR unique
- Extraordinary Performers
With just the skilled use of facial expression, movement, dance and rhythm, the performers at GEAR show a surprising range of subtlety and emotions. Each of the five roles is specialized into the genres of dance, mime, break dance, juggling, and magic. All the talents are thriving professionals in their field: within the GEAR ensemble they collectively have won more than 35 national and international championships and numerous awards.
A defining characteristic of GEAR is the deep passion of the cast: because of the underlying philosophy to constantly create a fresh show, they never stop refining and honing their performances, which gives GEAR a vitality unique in the world of long-running theater. The charm and love they bring to their roles is apparent to all audience members and is a major factor of the success of GEAR.
On the vanguard of stage design, GEAR has been recognized by stage technicians from around the world for the creative use of new technologies. Encompassing a span from the lobby to the stage, the set design immerses the audience in a different world, and hidden effects interact with the performers in unexpected ways.
- Projection mapping
Projection mapping is used to fit the shapes and sizes of the stage and objects, creating a lighting effect covering the whole space from all directions. Since the tryouts in 2010, projection mapping has been an essential element of GEAR.
- LED costumes
The show introduces costumes with hundreds of hidden multicolored LEDs that are controlled from a distance by a customized software wifi network. The LEDs light up and change colors according to the music and dance steps, presenting a special visual experience.
Lasers, special stage lighting, and other effects combine to dazzle with a spectrum of 16 million colors.
- Music and Sound
Because the show is non-verbal, special attention is paid to the sound effects and music; speakers are hidden throughout the set, and the multi-channel sound mixing is deep and detailed.
Tickets for January - March, 2019 shows are on sale from 10 AM on November 28, 2018.
The show times are as follows:
Fridays: 13:00 PM, 18:00 PM
Saturdays, Sundays: 12:00 PM, 17:00 PM
Public holidays: 12:00 PM, 17:00 PM
*Japanese public holidays in this period are as follows: Jan 1, Jan 14, Feb 11, March 21
*Kids shows: monthly, every first and third Saturday from 12:00 PM
What the show includes:
- Entrance fee
What the show does NOT include:
- Transportation to/from the show venue
Know before you book
- We don’t allow kids under 4 years of age to enter the theater for security reasons. However every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, we welcome children of all ages for the noon show.
- Lower classes of primary school age children must be accompanied by an adult. (Up to 3 children per 1 adult.)
- Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable.
What you need to bring
- Your ID
The show takes place in Chiba Port Square, located 15 minutes on foot or 10 minutes by shuttle bus from JR Chiba Station. The shuttle bus departs from between no. 25 and no.26 stops at Chiba Station West Exit.