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Shanghai Circus World

No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200072, China
+86 21 6652 5468
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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of...
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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
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No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200072, China
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

We watch the show at the end of our whole day tour. In spite that majority of the folks in our group are exhausted, we did have a great time.

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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful evening at the circus. 2 hours performance with a 10 minute intro in comfy seating. More of an artistic and acrobatic performance but still very very impressive with live music both singing and orchestral. Good clean toilet facilities too.

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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Extremely good performance from all the acrobats. I'm so glad I got to see the show while I was passing through the city. No animals are used it is 100% people and stunts. Definitely worth the money. P.s even the cheaper tickets are good seats......More

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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't say this is a negative review but is not positive either. I read the other reviews before I went so I was quite happy to pay the 450 Yuan, which only the VIP seats were dearer at 700. Even though all of the...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

Did the afternoon show on the Saturday. It was entertaining but won't do it again. Nothing spectacular to deserve a second viewing.

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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We went to an evening acrobatic show and were totally entralled for the entire performance. Access could be a problem for those with disabilities, but this is a "not to be missed" attraction.

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Reviewed October 8, 2016

Chinese Proverbs Says “It takes 10 Years Dedicated Practices for 1 minutes Great Performance on Stage”. This is reflect to all dedicated Performances, especially applies to Shanghai Acrobats of China # 1 Shanghai Circus Town. The Breath taken Shows including: Graceful, Elegant, Romantic Flying Ribbon...More

Thank Terry W
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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Great circus performances with a interesting storyline throughout the whole show. Definitely must see if you are a performer or a fan of juggling/aerials/etc.

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Reviewed October 7, 2016

Brilliant show with a big array of types of acts. Something for everyone and at points scarily breathtaking. Must do for Shanghai. Easy to get there by Metro as is right outside in this big Gold Durian style building to look for. Not too crowded...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2016

Easy to get to by subway.The venue is a beautiful, modern building.We bought tickets at the hotel and got business seats but you really don't have to as the performance takes place in a smaller area , more like the size of a school gym.The...More

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Michelle C
February 17, 2018|
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Response from buffy l | Reviewed this property |
no animals in the circus :)
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LORIAN65
January 16, 2018|
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Response from SmileyChicago_IL | Reviewed this property |
From our concierge, they said ERA has more stunts, more elaborate feats. Happy Circus is geared towards children.
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Grace Y
December 19, 2017|
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Response from RuKhan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to redeem for paper tickets at the counter!
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