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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 3 days ago

Our tour group was brought here by our tour guide and promised some spectacular sights. We were not disappointed. The show is so well put together and very entertaining. You can sit down, enjoy some popcorn and a beer. Well worth the money and a...More

Thank Drbinoche
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there on August 10th. Had seats on first row of second level. View was fine. It was a good show. If you've been to Cirque su Soleil, it's hard to top that. But it was very good and would definitely recommend.

Thank cristina p
Reviewed 6 days ago

We usually avoid things that smell touristic but we heard so much about this show that we had to go. It's quite a long 25 minutes taxi ride from the center but this circus show is so well made it's really worth it. You have...More

Thank עמי מ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family if 4 visited the circus and were wowed from start to finish. My boys asked multiple times if it was real. A great performance and worth a visit if you're in Shanghai

Thank Kiwi_Roamer_7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I need up buying the cheapest tickets I could to this show, and I'm very glad I did not spend extra for premium seats. This show is not worth your time. It was no different then any other acrobatics show I have seen in the...More

Thank Josh D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting much when I went there, but was pleasantly surprised by the skills of all the artists. What I also liked was that there were no animals involved in the circus. I highly recommend anyone visiting Shanghai to go see Shanghai Circus World....More

Thank Emmanuel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going at least once a year to see the artists perform in their incredible show !!! favorite one remain all those moto into the cage

Thank Cannes b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chinese acrobates like you have never seen before. Incredibly nice and surprising, sometimes scary because of the dangerous but passionate acts. Take the metro line 2 from people Square. It takes 20 minutes. Stop at "Shanghai Circus" station. You can easily buy tickets just before...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Acrobatics. From Juggling to High Wire (Ribbon) Acts Simply breathtaking motorcycle items combining expertise with danger

Thank christan153
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a permanent-location circus consisting of human feats and acrobatics (no animals). Very well done. If you enjoy Chinese acrobats and trampoline routines and caged motorcycles, and haven’t see too many of them already, you’re sure to like it. It's an impressive spectacle -...More

Thank Carol P
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9 August 2017|
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Response from majer2017 | Reviewed this property |
All visitors have to pay to see the show, but with your child I would go to the Animal show in the back of Shanghai Circus World. Get your tickets over the official site or the box office or hotel.
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 ErnstBreuer | Reviewed this property |
I phoned them and paid by cash ehen collecting tickets on the day of the show.
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