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Address: No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +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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Amazing show

Beautiful Chinese acrobatics, crazy motorcycle show. All bind together with nice themed script play. Worth to see. Easy access by metro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful Chinese acrobatics, crazy motorcycle show. All bind together with nice themed script play. Worth to see. Easy access by metro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The acrobatics are terrific and keep one glued to one's seat throughout. A most exhilarating experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic form and mastery by expertly trained acrobats. Fantastic show of traditional chinese acrobatics blended with contemporary show techniques. A must see show if you're visiting Shanghai. Take train there. Super easy! Family friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I were amazed by this fantastic show. Despite it's name, it is not a Western-style circus. Instead, it was one act of improbable balance and gymnastics after the other-- a bit like Cirque di Sole. We were enthralled from the beginning to end. I highly recommend this to families, couples, and single-travelers, alike. A tip: the auditorium... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great experience! This is the acrobatic show with several parts. I've ordered tickets through Era website, and collected them at the show day. You can buy the cheapest tickets, because the view is pretty much the same from any spot.

Thank Sergey S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although they call it circus not sure why since its more of gymnastics place but whatever it is its good. Second to what I have seen in Las Vegas hence I give 4 points.No animal circus this is. Its strict and no camera allowed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed and thrilled by this exquisite and powerful show of acrobatics. The house was packed and applause thundered.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great evening of acrobatics! Worth the price. Also, there are no animals involved, so no animal cruelty, in case you may be wondering. I'd recommend this!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience, professional acrobatic show with oriental touch, better than cirque du soleil in my opinion. Most performances done with no safety at all. The most amazing part of the show is the motorcycle ride in the cage (not going to give more details not to spoil the experience). Definitely worth the money, for best experience i would recommend either... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of a conference I was attending, we were taken to the Shanghai Circus World for a night of acrobats and amazing feats by the performers.

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