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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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Best thing we've seen in Shanghai!

This was honestly so amazing that we had tears in our eyes at some points. The performers are incredible, the acts were incredibly varied and we left completely buzzing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was honestly so amazing that we had tears in our eyes at some points. The performers are incredible, the acts were incredibly varied and we left completely buzzing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went with a tour group to see this show. Great seats. Amazing show. Very talented group of artists, performers and musicians. Worth going to see if you have the opportunity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Era show - worthwhile seeing but not worth it if you have seen an acrobatic show in Beijing. Very similar. Show however technically good. Costumes average.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We have been to see the show Era many times. Each time as a new member of my family visits. Seats vary from 80 to 480 rmb but the difference in what you can see is tiny given the layout of the theatre. Save money and just buy the cheapest tickets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

World class performance. I missed count on how many times I said " wow" during the performances. This troupe is amazing. An attraction that cannot be missed when you are in Shanghai

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This show was about average. Food and drinks are extremely over priced. For the price of the ticket I enjoyed myself, but I would not consider this a must-do in Shanghai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

All too often you go to a city and you don't get the chance (or think you won't have time) to catch a show. Happens too often in Vegas. But we ordered tickets for eight of us and took a taxi from our hotel (we arrived a few minutes late as traffic was worse than expected at 7pm.. show started... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We didn't go to this last time we were in Shanghai, so went this time. We'd been to the similar show in Beijing, but this was a notch higher in the performers. All the seats are pretty good, but if you want to pay the extra RMB, you can get a little closer to the show. The ushers were aggressive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must include in your Shanghai trip. Easily accessible via subway. Purchase the 2nd to the cheapest, request the lower seats to have a good view for the acrobat show. The seats are a little small, but all in all enjoyable. Plus point is the live music and Chinese opera like atmosphere. I think people prefer this than cirque soleil... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

A really enjoyable evening out and the tricks were amazing. However, the acts weren't anything that you wouldn't be able to see elsewhere at another similar type of show.

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