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Address: No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
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+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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The introduction of technology has made this traditional chinese entertainment a delight of constant wonder. I loved how the screen imagery complemented the skills of the... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

The introduction of technology has made this traditional chinese entertainment a delight of constant wonder. I loved how the screen imagery complemented the skills of the performers. It was truly magnificent.

Thank Annemie49
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

This one and half hour acrobatic show performed solely by young Chinese male and female acrobats kept spectators in suspense in every act. The on-line booking made through Asia Travel with hotel pick up & drop off was very convenient and timely.

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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We went to the show recommended by other travellers who settle in Shanghai already. Completely blown away by the performances from start to end. Performances include acrobatic bike-riding, ballet in the air, acrobatic trampolining, 6-motorcycle-ride in a world-dome. Top notch show. Really worth to see.

Thank Alfeno G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

That was an amazing experience. Never seen a show like that before. Best way to describe it is calling these artists human robots. Must do if you visit Shanghai. Tickets were difficult to get online and telephonically. So maybe go to the venue and purchase.

Thank soulabraham1985
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

a Shanghai visit is not complete without a trip to this amazing show. breath-taking acts and showmanship. no frills really. the doors only open a short while before the show starts and one very basic drink and food vendor. not worth the top price seats, go for the mid range although you can get a cut price upgrade if they... More 

Thank Jan R
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I had no idea what to expect but the show was absolutely amazing!!!! Much of it is unbelievable. A mixture of different sections and an incredible finale make this a memorable show. One of the best evenings we had in Shanghai.

Thank mcta5h
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Didn't really know what to expect but this show was absolutly jaw dropping. The acrobatics were amazing and some performers were not wearing safety belts. The culmination was the motorcycles wizzing round in a steel caged ball around 20 feet in diameter. There were three going around in different directions and when you thought that was good they added even... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Getting there was easy as the Metro station is at the exit. The acts were amazing and the lowest ticket price still got a good view of the stage. I went also to the other majot acrobat performance in the city but preferred this theatre as they also had an amazing motor bike act with 10 bikes wizzing around inside... More 

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California, USA
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Easy to get to via subway. Nice evening adventure. How do these people do it? Contortions everywhere.

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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Was way beyond my expectation Great show, they deserve great applause Enjoyed every bit of it The best thing to see in shanghai

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