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“Amazing acrobatics” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shanghai Circus World

Shanghai Circus World
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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time Acrobatics Show
Ranked #3 of 1,308 things to do in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Amazing acrobatics”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Definitely worth a visit if you are in Shanghai for a few days. Has a flavour of Cirque de Soleil.

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“The only show you should really see in Shanghai - Era”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We bought our tickets about an hour before the show and were given pretty decent seats. The opening act was a crazy body contorting artist and it's really amazing. I lost count of the number of acts but my person favorite was when the man who looks like one of the main characters throughout the show had his solo performance with the two huge ceramic vase/urn. The performers were all very graceful and energetic. There are some stunts which you won't be able to stop yourself from gasping out loud and stare in amazement as they execute them flawlessly. You'll have to watch it to believe it. I've been to some acrobat shows which have put me to sleep in the past but this is really something fantastic.

Visited April 2012
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“acrobats”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

This was well worth seeing. Plenty of variety with some great acts. It is easy to get tickets yourself.

Visited April 2012
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“Children's matinee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

Nicely done - my daughter enjoyed the animals and the amazing acrobatics! Geared toward children but enjoyable for adults too and not too long - about 1 1/2 hours with intermission.

Visited April 2012
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“A good night out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

If you have time you should go,, it is a fun night out. you will enjoy it.

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