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Shanghai Circus World

No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
021-66525468
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Ranked #2 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has been performed since its debut at Shanghai Circus World in September 2005. It is... more » Owner description: The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has been performed since its debut at Shanghai Circus World in September 2005. It is unique and comparable to the tradition of the Broadway Musical.It is in fact a stunning acrobatic show combining traditional Chinese arts and modern technologies. The performers present Chinese acrobatics, martial arts and dance perfectly in harmony with the music, sound, lighting, and other special effects, which include a water screen.While you marvel at the highly proficient skills of the performers, the story of China's evolution from its ancient past to the future is told. Hence, the title 'Intersection of Time', as the viewpoint of the audience is set in the present between the past and the future.The performance provides a wonderful insight into China's ancient culture and civilization, with sections about Sinan, an ancient Chinese invention for telling directions, soothsaying and conjuring. There is a fantastic section showing an acrobatic program which has elements performed since the far off days of the Han Dynasty (206BC–220AD). With porcelain jars and vats as their stage properties the performers give an overview of Chinese porcelain culture and greater understand of the country's name of 'China'.Modern achievements that are also showcased include Shanghai Donghai Cross-Sea Bridge, Maglev Train, and Shenzhou 5, China's first manned space mission. From these, you can see the amazing development and bright future of Shanghai and the whole country.The 100-minute performance shows not only artistic skills, but also creativity. Aided by multimedia including vision, original live music, sound effects, smell effect, air conditioning and lighting, « less
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Malmo, Sweden
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit! Acrabatics, dance, performance. All very nice executed.Easy to fins and you can buy tickets on site

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It was a good event but it was packed with tourists. Also, the venue was a bit tired and the bathrooms were poorly managed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Easy to rich the place by metro (Circus World Station-line1), but actually The Circus Arena is NOT in the metro station exit, you have to walk 5 min to the RIGHT DIRECTION :-) I booked my tickets online, but payed on collection (300yuan) The arena were FULL, so better to book in advance. Drinks and snacks are avaiable to buy... More

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

See clever people reading on bikes and juggling plates. How many plates can you keep spinning at a time? How many plates can you hold on the bridge of your nose?

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Sunfish Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The performance at Shanghai Circus World has performers with a high level of acrobatic capability. As I understand, the performers are selected at a young age and train extensively for many years to qualify to perform on stage. The acts are difficult and in some cases dangerous. There is variety in the acts and each one is unique, with one... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I expected much more having seen Cirque du Soleil.... The Shanghai acrobats are professional and skilled but the overall impression not breathtaking. It reminded me travelling circus troupes from my childhood in, no innovation over 30 years... Tickets are overpriced, they make it sound like it is sold out and try to sell you tickets "through connections" but when I... More

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Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Amazing show of acrobatics, balancing, contortion, and humor. And motorcycles in the ball, what can be said - astounding. Have seen this in shows before, but not with so many motorcycles and so much speed. Also don't appreciate it until you realize at the end, but the music is live. Been to other similar shows in Shanghai, but this is... More

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is an excellent acrobatic show. It mixes traditional chinese acrobatics with more modern ones. The show is accompanied by live music and good light show. Very Good for adults and children.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Definitely one of the greatest things I did or saw in Shanghai. The acrobatics is genuinely amazing, the stunts are daring and the motorcycle finale will leave you on the edge of your seat! Genuinely incredible!

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

In all it is a Great Show, the motorcicle Show with 8 partecipans you can t belief. Also the acrobats is amazing.

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