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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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ERA is amazing, great acts, so talented and really enjoyable

the Venue for Era is semi circle with a circular stage which has raised platforms from time to time but I would think the views were pretty great regardless of where you sat. The... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2015
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Reviewed December 14, 2015

the Venue for Era is semi circle with a circular stage which has raised platforms from time to time but I would think the views were pretty great regardless of where you sat. The acts are fantastic from acrobats, to human balancing, german wheel, juggling, Wheel of death, tumbling, plate balancing -check the website out for more details. For anyone... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 14, 2015

We watched ERA intersection, pleasant and memorable but it is not worth anything more than 200 Yuan per person.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great background music! Throbbing and energising.Old world acts based on strength and agility. Very entertaining and highly enjoyable.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed December 9, 2015

This acrobat show was really beautiful. Last year, I went there to enjoy watched the awesome acrobatic

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed December 7, 2015

we told our guide that he should hang around since we may want to leave early, he said "no wait until the end", what can I say when 7 bikes inside a globe driving like crazy, it was so exciting.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed December 7, 2015

This acrobat show was a wonderful surprise! It was jaw dropping and an enjoyable way to spend the evening.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Reviewed December 6, 2015

The ERA show was filled with amazing feats of acrobatic skills. It was the best show we saw in China. Our eyes were constantly pulled to the many people performing and we were almost afraid to blink or we'd miss something. My only regret was not buying a dvd as we left so we could watch it again when we... More 

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Reviewed December 3, 2015

This was truly an amazing show which you could see nowhere else on earth. This show was basically Cirque du Sole, but Chinese style, and without union limitations, or any safety regulations! You start off with a crazy impressive bike routine, and it keeps up momentum from there. The dancing silks couple defy gravity and safety. Hanging from silks 20... More 

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Reviewed December 1, 2015

Our fabulous last night treat! Tickets can be pricey but the 220Yuan tickets were perfectly good - the seating is well raked. All the acts were stunningly good - and each one seemed to be more amazing than the previous one. Certainly worth the effort to get there - it is slightly off the beaten track. Easy to reach with... More 

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Reviewed November 30, 2015

Really glad we went to this show, it was worth the price we paid. Tickets cost anything from 120 yuan up to the vip 600 yuan seats. We got the 220 yuan seats and they were excellent. The show is not supposed to be filmed or have any pictures taken, but i don't think the Chinese care, unless they see... More 

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