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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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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... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
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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.

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Noida, India
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Reviewed 25 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 , your time and you appreciation . Don't miss it . Its a 90 min... More 

Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 25 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 both recorded and 'live' musicians. And the young woman who sang the background songs had... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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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.

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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Try not to miss this when in Shanghai. Amazing acrobatics. I took a evening package from my hotel which offer this acrobatic show plus visit to the Bund, Peoples Sq, Xintiandi & French concession at RMB600. No regrets

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This show is outstanding and probably one of our highlights in China. We were on the edge of our seats for most of the performance and the acts are unbelievable. The performers ride bicycles, do trapeze, gymnastic feats, motorbike stunts and several other acts. The one and half hours disappears very quickly as you are totally entertained and amazed.

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

THis is a DO NOT MISS opportunity. The performers are very talented and will keep you entertained. We purchased tickets at the window before the performance.

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Helidon, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Went and saw ERA at the circus world. All I can say is this is a must see!!!!! The stunts were unbelievable and the performers did things that you would swear we're not even possible. Well worth the money

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

We were blown away by these super human acrobats. The performance is not to be missed, so captivating we could not take our eyes off the stage. The performance showcased China in a wonderfully creative way. This is the best live show I have ever seen, it was amazing what these circus artists could do. Our whole family enjoyed the... More 

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Great diversity of entertainment. High quality entertainment at a reasonable price. Near a wonderful shopping mall with great restaurants.

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