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“Touristy yes, but a fantastic show” 5 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 #4 of 1,310 things to do in Shanghai
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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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“Touristy yes, but a fantastic show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Great acts, especially the caged motorcycles. Lots of fun for the whole family.

Visited February 2012
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“Breathtaking Performances”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

This is defintiely worth a visit if you are in Shanghai. I've never seen anything like it! The artists are SO talented and keep you entertained all the time.

Visited February 2012
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“Fabulous Show (Intersection of Time) : One of the best acrobatic in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

U can''t visit Shanghai without watching this - the best- check out utube, can u imagine more than 5 motor bikes racing inside a 3D circular ball - WOW - a MUST for any travelers- Other great acrobatic stunts also can be seen there

Visited May 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

You can't visit Shanghai without going to circus world or seeing an acrobat show - their live theatre is truly entertaining

Visited November 2011
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“The most amazing show - Intersection of Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

This was one of the highlights of my visit to Shanghai. The show was awesome. The acrobats and stunts defied belief at times and had me sitting on the edge of my seat, holding my breath. A must do in my book.

Visited August 2011
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