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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time...
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Shanghai ERA Acrobatics Show with VIP Seating and Private Transfer
Ranked #4 of 1,334 things to do in Shanghai
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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,
Reviewed October 19, 2012

I love the bicycle girls, them man with the huge ceramic pot, the end, the girls with the plates. Didnt like: at the office tickt, no one tells u that the vip area has the very quite similar sight from a and b secotr. No worth to pay de vip, go for de 390 yuan instead. Great combination of lights and music played alive. Just amazing

Thank Veronica M
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Don't worry, no animals to worry about, just real people doing unbelievable things. This show is definitely not to be missed, one of the highlights of my trip to shanghai.

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

this is a poorly done copy of cirque do soleil. The theater is tired and shows the years of tourists spilling drinks. I would not go back, if you have the chance go in Beijing, the quality of the acrobatic shows in Beijing is far better

1  Thank Torontoshanghai
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Not sure if I went to the official one or not; but the budgetesque stage set up, complete with comical music (frankie goes to hollywood) and entertaining acrobatics was made even better due to the frequent mistakes that they made. To be fair, they made up for it at the end when they had five motorbikes in a steel sphere doing loop the loops.

Thank redpandadiving
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We thought ERA the show we saw was fantastic! We bought tickets from the box office the day before and got the second cheapest price. There wasn't much difference in the seats but I think the lowest price must have had a slightly limited view but only at certain points of the show. Im certainly glad we didn't pay for the expensive seats. The metro station is really close to the theatre so there is no need to go with a tour group. Lots of the tour groups tat were there on the night we were arrived late, had the cheap seats and left before the end to avoid the crowd. I'm glad we just got our tickets ourselves.

1  Thank Sarah R
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