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Shanghai Circus World

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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
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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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This show was suggested to us by the tour guide that gave us our Shanghai City Tour (booked with Viator). He arranged the tickets for us, escorted us to the location and gave us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

a bit pricy for this kind but interesting neighborhood, was expected to see more...the last part of the motorcycling was a great performance thou

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This show was suggested to us by the tour guide that gave us our Shanghai City Tour (booked with Viator). He arranged the tickets for us, escorted us to the location and gave us metro directions to get back to the hotel so huge thumbs up to Viator guides. The show was superb, acrobatics were amazing and I would strongly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Liked the show. very very authentic and original. i read several reviews online before we attended and it was money well spent and a good way to spend the evening. Shows start at 7:30PM

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Becomes more exciting towards the end, would be good for children, no photos allowed though, so that's a bummer, good but not life changing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It's really amazing what they can do. It was very interesting to see new acts I had never witnessed before. However most of them I had but it's still impressive.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Perfect timing, coordination and skill of the artistes is breath-taking. It would be good to book seats in advance. Photography / videography is permitted. My suggestion is not to take pictures or video-recording as we miss the real thing! The show began on the dot. As the name suggests it takes us through various Chinese civilisations with the use of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great way to end the night in Shanghai. We've seen circuses on TV before, but nothing beats watching it live! The venue itself was very relaxing, while the stunts were breath-taking! Highly recommend watching the show with family or friends. My friends who've been to Shanghai the first time chose this as the highlight of their trip! (Visited March 2013)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

simplying outstanding. there's no bad seat in the house. my 4-yr old also enjoyed it. a short ride from downtown.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fun interesting show with great sight lines wherever u sit. Performances are good but if u have seen either travelling or permanent cirque shows u will notice the skill and presentation is slightly below that level. Still a good evening, good value. Notice the cultural differences in the audience as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Chinese acrobatics, maybe not at its best, but still stunning and worth seeing. It is a bit pricy, but many places in Shanghai are like that. If you have some extra time it is recommended to go there, but if my time in Shanghai would be limited I propably skip it. As we live here we decided to go and... More 

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