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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 14 June 2016 via mobile

Read in trip advisor that watching this Chinese acrobatic show is something that all tourists must do while in Shanghai. I was doing some research on this but what actually sealed the deal for us was the recommendation from a stranger at the hotel's concierge...More

2  Thank Phong_fbi
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is a great attraction for visitors to Shanghai- whatever their age. Anyone will enjoy the acrobats, motorbikes and beauty of the acts. no animals and everyone can see, so don't pay for the best seats.

Thank Edses
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

You can book tickets on line . Star performance by all artists. Tickets cost 120 RMB. Tube very well connected.

1  Thank RAVI_ABHA
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I have been to the Shanghai acrobatic shows at the Shanghai Centre/Portman Ritz several times and enjoyed them - then my friends invited myself and my 4 year old daughter to join them for Shanghai Circus World. Wow! I like the show at the Portman,...More

Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The circus was a great exhibit of people skills. I don't know how they could do some of the stuff they do. A great evening entertainment for the whole family.

Thank 593John
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Went there with family, we enjoyed every moment we spent there. Fantastic shows with all the light and visual effects. I would definitely recommend for anyone visiting Shanghai.

Thank Ayman_H82
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Jaw dropping entertainment from start to finish. The skills of the performers is mind blowing as they are so quick and dexterous. Well worth a visit!

Thank dizzyb3
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I went to visit the famous Shanghai circus. Needless to say I was impressed. I think at one point I was covering my eyes so I'm not a witness to a horrific accident. The last act of motorbikes was a bit too much for my...More

Thank Kkonina
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic performances that would worth a more attractive facility. It is rare to have a full house, so it could be smaller, more intimate. Prices according to viewing angles differ too much. No one waste 104 dollar for the front seats if one can enjoy...More

Thank lazi
Reviewed 1 June 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
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4 July 2017|
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
The show lasts for about 1.5 hours , it has a 10 min interval in middle.
Dmitry N
10 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
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.