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Shanghai Circus World

Address: No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
Phone Number: 021-66525468
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Ranked #5 of 832 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement 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 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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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you have kids and extra evening time, this is a good place to go. It's old fashion acrobatics and animal circus. Nothing fancy like cirque du soleil. We enjoyed.

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Ellsemere port
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Amazing ,took my breath away ,the things they do it's a wonder no one gets hurts or killed with the stunts if ever you visit Shanghai it's a must

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went for an acrobat show with my children 4 and 9 90mins of unbelievable acrobatics It seemed like these performers have no bones in their body It was a fun show with dramatics and not just performance Lighting and props were very nice My children loved it so much they were smiling ear to ear I would highly highly... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful evening at the Circus. We went there to celebrate our sons birthday and we were not disappointed. The skill and ability of the performers was not in doubt. What did surprise me was the how good the music and theatre was. The lighting and sound was stunning and the performances were given with such energy. I just... More 

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Shanghai, China
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have been around Circus World for some time now, dropping in on occasion. It seems very tired. The performers seem very tired. I think then need someone to come and freshen this up. Everything is by rote. you can see that it has been going for years and is very stale. I imagine that this would have been great... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Definitely a must do if you are in Shanghai, great entertainment suit all age groups, we were seated mid section at the front, this gave a great view.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Overall the show was entertaining and interesting, but it did not seem like it was really something you couldn't find elsewhere. Most likely there are better ways to spend your time here in Shanghia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This was interesting, and well worth a look, but If you are in Shanghai only a short time, it is not a necessity. It costs more than some of the longer running acrobat shows downtown, and was seemed a littlw bit thrown together. But If you are located near it, it is convenient and you don't have to worry about... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I went to ERA show and got the tickets for 200 RMB (middle raws). The show was very spectacular. Great tricks and sometimes unexpected. Definitely worth checking it out while you are in Shanghai. Unfortunately, you cannot take photos there. They constantly checking it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This varies as far as popularity. If you are used to acrobatic and juggling performances you may want to skip it. If not, attend, they do a good job

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