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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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Very skillful group of performers - particularly the women.

As independent travellers we found we couldn't buy tickets online. We could get so far on the website but then it required Alipay to make the purchase. I downloaded the app but... read more

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As independent travellers we found we couldn't buy tickets online. We could get so far on the website but then it required Alipay to make the purchase. I downloaded the app but was foiled by the mandarin. My partner ended up going out the night before and getting tickets from the box office outside. As we had a 100% failure... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this amazing attraction but found that the location of your seat is important to take full advantage of this experience. The stage was surrounded by seating in front and to both sides. Unfortunately, our seats were to the right of the stage and we were unable to view the show in full because we had a stage... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An entertaining evening out in Shanghai, the acrobats were almost out of this world. The favourite were the motorbikes in the cage. Very close to Sheraton hotel and the shopping area, so great food choices. If you can do go here.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tickets are quite expensive and we went for the cheapest seats which were 250RMB but we still had a fantastic view. We booked via the Circus World website about 6 weeks in advance when the tickets for our date were released. We had to pay a $20 shipping fee as no pick up option was given. I was slightly... More 

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Very enjoyable evening enjoyed by all ages. Remarkable acrobatic feats of different types. I had expensive seats but agree cheaper ones would be fine.

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Woodinville, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Show was great exactly what you would expect. the popcorn was sweet, like kettle corn didn't really expect that

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best $25 each we spent in China. Professional show. Jaw dropping. Easy to get to by subway - Shanghai circus world. It's almost in surburbia. 25yuan in taxi from city centre Marriott hotel. Bought tickets online and paid via PayPal then picked up tickets on the day. Highly recommended.

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Went with a tour griloup, Did know what to expect, but was well worth the time and money, great show with some good variety of acrobatics. Would recommend.

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This was a fantastic show, the girls on the bikes at the start of the show wee totally amazing, so much skill and precision, all the cast were simply astonishing, I was in awe the whole time

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I saw the RA acrobat show at Circus World and were blown away by some of the stunts. Not only was there jumping, balancing, aerials, and lifting but also stunts on bicycles and motorcycles that were truly amazing.

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