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Shanghai Circus World

No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
+86 21 6652 5468
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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time Acrobatics Show
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
+86 21 6652 5468
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

I was told a Cirque de Soliel producer was brought in to help create this show. It is classic Chinese skills of balance, strength and acrobatics but with amazing staging and music. My favorites - the guy that hurls the HUGE ceramic urns skyward and...More

2  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 31 May 2016

These acrobats were soooo talented! The show was so much better than I expected, The music and video production was also very good & just added to experience of watching great talents. The finale was incredlible. A must see when visiting Shanghai.

Thank Sheri L
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Acrobatic stunts, excellent settings fantastic performance makes this show worthy and time just flew. The motor cycle ride was icing to the cake.

Thank yesarar
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Truly stunning. I won't give away anything, but the performers have clearly spent countless hours working in tandem to perfect their acts.

Thank bastrdgtr
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We were 5 adults and really enjoyed the Circus World. Amazing acts and performers and you are never bored. It was a fun evening and we all enjoyed it a lot.

Thank JBS-and-family
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We were privileged to be seated in the VIP area for this outstanding show. Enjoyed every second. I cannot begin to think of how many hours of practice have gone into their performances.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Käymisen arvoinen paikka. Kävimme keskellä viikkoa, eikä ollut ryysistä. 120 RMB/hlö. Taitavat esiintyjät. We visited on thursday and it was not crowded. 120RMB/Person. If you like circuses you really should visit.

Thank Miia K
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Being from India we have seen such performances in our childhood but the acrobat show or ERA it is called is outstanding show of talent . Will not reveal much as it is better you go and watch it , these people deserve your attention...More

Reviewed 24 May 2016

Some excellent individual acts but most impressive was what we've come to expect from Chinese artists of this kind - amazing team work. A very impressive show in every way. Not a traditional circus but a multi-media + great artists presentation. Music was great with...More

1  Thank OzChina
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a must go event. Circus has everyone seen, but this shows you much more than just a simple circus. The acrobatic tricks that they do are much much more advanced than ever seen before.

Thank Agnes S
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Dmitry N
Hello everyone! I try to buy tickets on their website: shcircusworld and to get ticket via email. Website ask me for delivery address in order to send paper tickets. It's not an option for me but I can't select any other. Do you have any suggestions? Seems I should put physical address upon buying the tickets.
9 May 2017|
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Response from Yvonneka187 | Reviewed this property |
it ws very easy to get the tix through my concierge but you have to pay cash. It is not a high tech operation till you get to the marvelous show and then it is fantastic
Daisy Belle T
HI! I ordered 8 ERA tickets for April 2, 2017 show and paid via Paypal. But I never received a confirmation from ERA. Upon booking, I choose "Take the tickets in the Box Office" , however upon my payment via Paypal, it states there that the tickets are going to be shipped at my local address here in the Philippines. I am so worried that if they indeed sent me the tickets it will not arrive in the Philippines on time. Please help
27 March 2017|
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Response from Romario1257 | Reviewed this property |
If I will be you I will try to call them and get information. Unfortunately I have no idea if they will send it or not. Did the website asked some payment for shipping? If not maybe they will not sent them to you for free.
Taylor C
Do I have to buy tickets in advance or can I purchase tickets at the door? Is it likely to sell out?
20 January 2017|
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Response from Wayne B | Reviewed this property |
Just turn up , unless on a holiday