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Behind the Scenes of 'ERA: Intersection of Time'

From body bending to plate spinning, SmSh takes a peek behind the curtain of Shanghai’s favorite acrobatic show.
2018-05-22 17:22:17
"If you miss it, you miss Shanghai," as they say.

ERA: Intersection of Time is the Shanghai acrobatic show, a fail-safe go-to for entertaining guests from out of town, delighting moms, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, old college roommates, that-guy-you-used-to-work-with-on-an-Asia-holiday, and whoever else (even nutty aerialist in his own right, Tom Cruise is into it).

The spectacle draws on a tradition as old as aerial yoga and dirt bikes zooming around inside a steel ball, which is to say, actually not as old as you might think. Running since 2005, it’s the same today as it was then — same acts, same choreography, same costumes, same death-defying motorcycle stunt (I guess if it ain’t broke…).

SmSh checked out the show for the first time a few weeks back, and wanted to see what it's like behind the scenes. Here's a look into one of the practices at ERA: An Intersection of Time.