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Address: No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
Phone Number: 021-66525468
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has been...
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,
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Excellent, high calibre show

We consider ourselves circuits experts and regularly see all manner of shows all around the world. This show was technically excellent and showed a very high calibre of artist on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We consider ourselves circuits experts and regularly see all manner of shows all around the world. This show was technically excellent and showed a very high calibre of artist on several of the acts. The show itself was impressive and well choreographed, while still being typically Chinese circus (albeit with a modern twist). It was a class above the acrobatic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you want a wow factor this is it. Hard to believe what they can do. Better than some Olympics I have seen and the VIP seat give a close up view of them doing it. Just go. You won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Some really impressive acts throughout the show. The 'sphere of death' motorcycle act was the highlight: unbelieveable! It seemed like all seats have great views: we weren't sure why anyone was buying the much higher-priced tickets in front-centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

In the Shanghai Acrobatic Dome, this company performs an incredible collection of stunts, balance, skill, strength, dexterity, and flair. It is a combination of classical world-class Chinese acrobatic arts and modern multimedia technology performed in the classical round piste of a circus. The show lasts a little more than an hour and we were treated to an entertaining and breathtaking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Saw ERA at circus world Shanghai and had a great night. It is easily accessed by metro and reasonably priced for what you get! We sat pretty much astounded for the entire show...there is a lot of amazing acts throughout and I recommend anyone in Shanghai to see it! Don't want to give to much away regarding the show as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoyed the show. Good acrobats in the first half, great acrobats after the intermission. The theater seems to be getting old an could use a remodel but the show integrated state of the art lighting and projection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There's something about seeing people doing death-defying stunts that is so captivating! We watched the show with no animals involved. A great showcase of what makes the Chinese circus so interesting and different. A trip here is highly recommended. No point in paying more to sit closer to the stage because it's a very small theatre in the round and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We all know the Chinese excellence in gymnastics abd acrobatics. Our visit to the theater had just confirmed once more how good these people are with the culturing of their body and how impressive they can be with what they can do with it.AN UNFORGETABLE PERFORMANCE.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Must must visit this show, one of the best acrobatic shows in world , a bit expensive but worth all the money they charge, take A class tickets..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I went to Shanghai Circus World couple of times already, it is always a magic experience. I would advise to go during week days to avoid to big crowd.

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