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Shanghai Circus World

No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
021-66525468
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Ranked #1 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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Terrigal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

All the acts were amazing! We particularly liked the finale with eight motorbikes in a dome, spinning round and round, faster and faster! No idea how they did it, but highly recommended!

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Manila, Philippines
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The Circus World was very easy to get to as it has its own stop on the MRT system (only three stops from Shanghai station on line 1). We watched the "people circus", apparently there is also in animal circus too. We have seen some of these acts on TV but they are so much more thrilling live. The finale... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It was really amazing, definitely worth seeing. One minute you're laughing the next your jaw is on the floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I visited tonight with my kids. Amazing show with amalgamation of east and western music. A very different type of show. Observations are they take complete ticket for my 3 year son as well who is still less than 1 m height. Overall a great value for money if tickets are booked online...

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Shanghai, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike about this. SOOOOOO much fun and still can't believe the things they were able to do.

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Nr Swindon, UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was initially apprehensive - but it was amazing! The ability of the performers just picked up throughout the performance - and the motor bike finale was absolutely incredible. Well worth a visit.

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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

LIving in Shanghai we felt the need to see the hype. The kids enjoyed the show though it is not something we will need to do again. GOOD: They do all sorts of things that would never be allowed in the US, OHSA would have them shut down within the hour. The acrobats at ridiculous heights with limited harnesses and... More

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed the great show, I saw a lot of beautiful and breathtaking aerobatic performances. This place was totally worth going!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

breathtaking feats, some really cringe-inducing, but really worth the trip. it's not something you can see any place else. It's also a good representation of the long tradition of circus/acrobatic arts in China (with modern twists).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The show was amazing and will be a highlight to any trip to Shanghai. Disliked the audience leaving before the show finished but that's not the venue's fault.

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