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Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe Performance
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Entertainment in Shanghai: Chinese Acrobats Show
Ranked #45 of 1,312 things to do in Shanghai
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

I am not one of those people that like acrobatic shows. However i was absolutely amazed and enthralled with this show. I have never seen anything like it. and from the reactions of the rest of the audiance they hadn't either. A pity you arent allowed to take photos , but then if you did others could copy their work. A first rate show. My heart was in my mouth most of the time.

Visited May 2012
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“Nothing Can Prepare You For This!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you have been to a Cirque du Soleil show then you have a good idea of what most of the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe show is about. The acrobatics were excellent, but probably nothing that you have not seen before... until they opened the curtain and there was a huge steel ball on the stage, maybe 25 - 30 feet in diameter. A trap door was opened and a man rode a motorcycle into the ball. He rode around in all directions, at the equator, and upside down through the north and south poles.

This would have been enough, but they opened the door and another rider entered, then another. Finally there were eight riders in the ball on intersecting paths. It was amazing! I doubt that they could get away with this in the US. You could smell the exhaust fumes from the bikes.

This was an optional activity on our 14 day China tour from Gate1 Travel. We found most of the Gate1 optional activities to be very reasonably priced, plus we usually avoided lines and got preferential treatment. For the acrobatic show we entered the auditorium from a side door and were seated up front. The place was packed and we had the best seats in the house.

Visited June 2012
Thank Mike H
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Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

all i have to say is wow a must see. I wont even describe the show because i dont want to ruin anything for you guys. Great show worth every penny.

Visited February 2013
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Hartsdale, New York
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

As a New Yorker, entertainment is part of my life. It also takes a bit to be impressed. This show was spectacular. Although it is a tourist attraction, it is something unique.
The acrobats are amazing. I wonder if they have any bones in their bodies.
Every act was great. There was magic and comedy and all sorts of stunts. The motorcycles and spinning dishes were notable but so was everything.
Just loved the whole thing.

Visited August 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A fun night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

We had great seats and took some good photos ( no flash) of amazing stunts and performances and even some light comedy and magic. The motorbike stunt was brilliant, and I really enjoyed the aerial ballet on the silk ropes. A very talented troupe.

Thank Liz S
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