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“Well worth it. Best circus we saw in China.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shanghai Circus World

Shanghai Circus World
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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time Acrobatics Show
Ranked #4 of 1,310 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,
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“Well worth it. Best circus we saw in China.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Quite expensive and not a long show. That said, a great performance by a professional troupe. We saw a few sad, amateurish performances in China but this was a stand-out.

Visited December 2012
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“A good show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

My husband enjoyed the show very much. Very skilled acrobats. For me, I have seen so many Cirque shows but the small size felt very comfortable. Nice for the evening.

Visited January 2013
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“A great show....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

how these guys and girls do this every night i do not know, one of the best attractions tok is a while to find tickets best bet is to ring the box office direct and collect the tickets before the show

Visited December 2012
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“Simply Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

A fast-paced show of a couple of hours with intermission. Lots of acrobatics and "derring-do". Have dinner ahead of time in the large (very, very large) Chinese restaurant next door.

Visited December 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

The Era show was amazing. Daredevil and thrilling. We couldn't take our eyes away. The acrobatics was stunning and the live music was very good. It was easy to book tickets via the website and collect them from the box office on the day. We paid for them at the box office. We recommend booking tickets in advance. You don't need to go for the expensive seats the second price range seats give s wonderful view. You would be craning your neck in the expensive ringside seats.

Visited October 2012
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