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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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This is a must when visiting Shanghai. Definitely of the best acrobatic shows worldwide. The artists are amazing. Phisical structure of the theater is good but can be improved.

Reviewed 7 May 2016
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This is a must when visiting Shanghai. Definitely of the best acrobatic shows worldwide. The artists are amazing. Phisical structure of the theater is good but can be improved.

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Hefei, China
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

So much fun for the whole family. A true must see for anyone in shanghai! The acrobatics were amazing, and so much fun to watch! Even my two year old was entertained!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Amazing, breath-taking performances. Well worth going to. We paid extra for good seats but I actually think that wherever you sit, you will have an amazing view. They kept the audience captivated throughout the show.

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

We've been to many Circus's around the world and seen Cirque du Soleil many time. What you get at ERA for 20% of the price of a Cirque du Soleil is at par, if not better. It is maybe not the greatest show in total if you compare to Las Vegas or other venues, but what the artists are performing... More 

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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Do a favor to yourself and go to see it! The show is just amazing. They have many kind of acrobatic presentation that, even if you don't like circus in general, will make you just amazed. Totally worth to go.

Thank Amanda F
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Extraordinary show of strength, skill, music, culture and acrobatic perfection. Have never seen our 5 year old as excited about anything before in his life! I am sure his hands will be bruised from all the clapping! Mum and dad both enjoyed as well. Cirque du Soleil may be more entertaining with their use of music and costumes and drama... More 

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Reviewed 1 May 2016

The theatre is built in a semi circle. We sat in section B in the first row and were wowed by the acrobatic athleticism of the troupe. I suggest you spend the money for good seats and enjoy the show!

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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This Chinese circus is very famous for its stunning performances which includes balancing acts .. Acts with fire ... Dance and a performing live band. Very good experience..

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Eat your heart out Cirque du Soleil. Fantastic Featsof Derring Do in a huge custom designed theatre easily reachable on the Metro 2 Line to Circus World stop that left you at the doorsteps. Gorgeous costumes and music and the acrobats defied everything we know about gravity and contortions. We paid a little extra to sit down low but any... More 

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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

The show was great to see. There is not a bad seat in the arena. It is a smaller venue that offers great views from anywhere. Make sure you are a little early, because they start the show promptly at 7:30 and it is dark. This makes it hard to find your seat if you are a couple minutes late.

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