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Address: NO. 2266 Gonghe Xin Road, Shanghai 200072, China
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Phone Number: 021-66525468
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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ERA is a must see. The theater is old but don't let the external of the building turn you off. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

ERA is a must see. The theater is old but don't let the external of the building turn you off. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most spectacular shows I have ever seen! Each act more mind-blowing than the last. Add to that beautiful costumes and choreography and a live orchestra and singer, and you have a perfect night out in Shanghai (ignore the dated theater!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wrote a separate review for the ERA performance. You can see the review in more detail if you wish. All I'll mention here is the era show really is a must see! It was incredible and the arena was full of people watching. The popcorn sold in this circus is stale so maybe try to buy some sealed popcorn... More 

Thank Sheniz M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lot of show with a lot of actor. You will enjoy with their show. And this show will give you 10 mins for rest time with they half performance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of our scheduled itinerary of our tour of China we were taken to watch the most amazing show of acrobatics, circus and many more stunts. An hour or so of heart stopping show of stunts and gymnastic prowess display of skill and showmanship . Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Roses_travelgram2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My teenage daughter and I saw this show while visiting Shanghai upon the advice of our local guide. It was amazing!!! It is like Cirque de Soleil without the costumes and creepy story and the circus without animals and clowns combined. It is a relatively small venue with seating in a half circle. Our seats were in the 4th row,... More 

Thank Jan H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can only attend one show while in China this is definitely worth making it. The performers were insanely good, the show is put together so well each scene flows with the previous. Some of the stuff was just unbelievable. No photos or videos allowed and they do have people who go around telling people to put their phones... More 

Thank Dijana D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally,go time to visit Shanghai circus on my third visit...Can say Ihave seen better than this..so will rate is average.Nonetheless,if you are visiting any international circus for the first time and are in Shanghai...myself go.This one and half hour of circus is spectacular .Its well connected by subway and tickets is also no that expensive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When people read reviews they want to know if this event is worth it. I can say that this show is definitely worth it!! We paid 220 rmb and found the seats to be very good because the theater is pretty small. We were very entertained and shocked by some of the acts. Lots of talent and entertainment awaits!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is quite far out so it took us a while to get here which also means not enough time for dinner. 45 minutes was not enough for the restaurant next door/ They did have some biscuits and popcorn. The theatre is not big and quite nicely done inside - obvious a lot of tourists in the crowd. About... More 

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