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Address: No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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great circus to see when in Shanghai. Acts are interesting and good. Is easy accessible from the metro line 1, Shanghai Circus World Stop and then a short 5min or less walk to the... read more

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great circus to see when in Shanghai. Acts are interesting and good. Is easy accessible from the metro line 1, Shanghai Circus World Stop and then a short 5min or less walk to the venue. exchanging our voucher at the venue for the tickets was effortless. Show started at 7:30pm, has a quick 10min break and then finished by 9:30pm.

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The 6 motorcycles in the ball cage was absolutely incredible. No photos are allowed. This is quite popular with mainland chinese tourists so you may get a lot of "talkers" (hehe).

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A regular Circus show with very talented acrobats. The sound and light effects are bit "old fashion". don't waste your money on VIP sits since you will be able to have a good spot from every sit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we visited the circus we were totally blown away by the amazing show. Totally worth a visit - oh no, a MUST when you're in Shanghai in fact. The performers are so darn professional and good you'll be totally amazed. Highly, highly, recommend!

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My first impression was that the inside of the building was reeking of cigarettes smoke. Old building with smelly toilets. Show was great, mesmerizing for the children and not scary even for my 5 years old. We sat at the vip row, and thoroughly enjoyed the show.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of our unbelievably crowded subway journey was the best £26 I’ve spent in a long time, Era – Intersection of Time, an acrobatic marvel at the Shanghai Circus which was totally amazing and after almost 2 hours of wonder climaxed with 8 motorcycles driving in a metal ball maybe 5 metres tall, MINDBLOWING! I haven’t smiled, laughed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An overall memorable performance with a mixture of drama and well-executed acrobatic moves with a very experienced casts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a special treat . Something I learned while here is Circus acrobatics has been around in China for 2000 years . We were pinned to our seats watching the two hour show of these world famous acrobats!! 7:30pm, usually seven nights a week

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Clearly a must do in SH. I have been there twice and the magic was happening each time! Show is incredible beautiful and impressive. There are around 10 small performances within the 1h30 show. It is going more intense on and on. Last one is particularly huge!! This attraction is for everyone, nice to see at any age. If I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Something exciting and different to see in Shanghai. Their skills and acrobatics will amaze you. We take all our visitors to a show!

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