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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
Fee: Yes

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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Shanghai Circus World is easily accessible by subway. You can get there by Line 1 Shanghai Circus World Station Exit 3. Ticket price range from 120-600 RMB depending on where you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Shanghai Circus World is easily accessible by subway. You can get there by Line 1 Shanghai Circus World Station Exit 3. Ticket price range from 120-600 RMB depending on where you want to be seated. The show is really entertaining. The have varied acts that won't bore you. You'll definitely be entertained till the end especially with their grand finale.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amusing and must be place in Shanghai. The kids are very impressed and couldn't stop talking about show. Acrobats are executing highly professional and beautiful. We were impressed and spent very enjoyable time. Note, very important seat location. If it is far from center then main you may lost main beauty of performance. Enjoy it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is definitely worth to see! I was fascinated by Chinese circus artists. They know what they are doing. Two of my favorite performances are girls on one bicycle and motorcyclists' crazy finale performance!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an interesting show to see. Cirque style acts. They put a unique spin on some traditional Chinese circus acts to make it more modern. Motorcycle finale was quite unbelievable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China Enjoyable, but do not expect a Cirque du Soleil show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wouldn't say it is a MUST see, but its definitely worth checking out if you have an extra night in Shanghai and have nothing to do! Lots of great acrobatics and some breathtaking stunts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great show if you have a few hours one evening. The centre is small so any of the seats would give you a good view, so don't be seduced by the higher priced ones. Great acts and gymnastic prowess.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Shanghai, this was a go-to whenever we had visitors. I would, thus, recommend it to anyone who is new to the city or travelling there. Tickets are not expensive for the quality of the show and the acts are simply breathtaking. Easy to access on the metro or by taxi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw this company 10 years ago, and just took students. The new show Era is wonderful. Lots of great routines, and mini-story lines that were lovely. I took a bunch of 15 and 16 year olds, sure that they were too cool for a cultural show...and they ooed and ahed and talked non-stop about the show, musicians, acrobats, etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must stop for the avid traveller. Good value at 160 yuan. The more expensive tickets are not worth the extra. Well trained performers. They are young. Bring a face mask for the finale. There is a metro station right next door.

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