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Address: No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
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+86 21 6652 5468
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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World Era circus

What a fantastic show. I have been there 4 times now and I am still in awe of the acrobatic skills of the performers. A very entertaining show and worthwile seeing it. The show is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic show. I have been there 4 times now and I am still in awe of the acrobatic skills of the performers. A very entertaining show and worthwile seeing it. The show is very well organised. Easy to reach by subway as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must for anyone going to Shanghai, there are many things to see but to me personally it was the wall of death motor bikes there , they had you heart in your mouth at the things that they were up to , but watch out for the juggler with his chain saws .Brilliant night out, must go... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have many performances, so pick the ones you like. It's not that cheap as we originally thought. I dont think it's a must see, but could be a nice relaxing evening / afternoon event especially with younger kids.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Conveniently located on Line 2 with its own stop, it is easy to get to and eve. performances end before the subways shut down. My family and I had dinner in the Former French Concession and then jumped on the subway just a few short stops away. The building is old, the hawkers with their panda hats and laser lights... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A worth visit definitely. You can see the performers delivering outstanding shows. It is not cheap but mid level price tickets will do just fine and visibility is good from all angles. The vip tickets just let you see them all the time from front but as they constantly moving you'll get good angles from almost everywhere. I would rate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have seen many shows like this aka Cirque Du Soleil but this was still unique and very enjoyable. In fact, it is our understanding that this company had recently bought Cirque Du Soleil which is understandable. Arena is about a $5 cab ride from the center of town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good way to rest your legs (after all the walking you'll probably have done). The first half of the circus, was pretty average circus fodder, but the second half was much better with "wall of death" acts.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in advance and great entertainment! Would suit families with children too! A good range of acts and especially enjoyed the motorcycles! As did tour ourselves we had to flag a taxi outside on main road which was a little scary!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to this show to celebrate my kid's birthday. Every act was amazing and left us in an awe. A must watch if you a in Shanghai

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Bengaluru, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple games .. has nothing special to offer...heavily priced..they even took full ticket for my 11 months baby..very rude staffs

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