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Shanghai Circus World

2266 Gonghe Xin Lu, Zhabei, Shanghai 200073, China
021-66525468
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Ranked #2 of 834 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great evening out, easy to get to and very well organised. We bought tickets online and paid with Paypal then collected at the box office. Although we didn't get a receipt by email after payment there was no problem. Bought VIP tickets and got front row seats - fantastic. The view from the front of the arena is much better... More

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Pecs, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Unforgettable programs. Acrobats are incredible. Are the motor drivers robots? Humans can do this? Experts.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My partner and I saw the show. Overall, it was great. I think there is a little story line, perhaps about China's progress over the years, but, honestly, it is irrelevant. The acrobats are the show. All of them were amazing and entertaining. The show/production does not have the kind of polish like cirque du soleil, but the acrobats are... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Highly entertaining show! There are many impressive performances by very talented people. They mention on the website it is a multimedia presentation and it is - they overlay beautiful photos and scenes on the stage surroundings, and the music is all live, which was impressive. As mentioned it is easily accessed from the metro - don't be like me and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Acrobats quite amazing. The night we visited they had motor bikes driving around in a metal cage very clever driving as it would have only taken a seconds inattention for them to crash.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Shanghai acrobats offer a show that, if you haven't seen it, is one not to miss. It only lasts for about 90 minutes, but you'll spend a good part of that with your mouth wide open in amazement. It's spectacular, humorous and bewildering. The show takes place at Shanghai Circus World - there's a station of the same name... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wow! This was an exciting show - easily one of the best I've seen. Funny and mystifying throughout! Definitely would recommend anyone visiting Shanghai attend this... and there are really no bad seats, so just a general "cheap seat" is perfect to enjoy the show.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Having seen many cirque du soleil and acrobatic shows over the years, I would have to rate this one as one of the very BEST. From start to end you will be gripped by jaw-dropping stunts. I was on the edge of my seat and closing my eyes because my nerves could not handle it all! Be prepared to be... More

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Goulburn and Surrounds, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Easy to find, direct from people square. Around 15 min. Buy any tickets you don't need the expensive ones. Such talent.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Over all was exciting.The motorcycle in the globe crossing one another was nerve breaking and any time there will be a crash if one acrobat lost balance or lost concentration. On the other hand I was disappointed there was no animals performing. When I was a child I was brought to see circus and there were animals such as tiger,... More

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