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End Of An ERA (But Like For Real This Time): Shanghai Acrobatic Show Ends Nearly 15 Years This Month

Jan 7, 2020 | 13:26 Tue
We're going to miss that headline. We've used it in the past when Shanghai's most famous acrobatic's show ERA: Intersection of Time took a break while the Shanghai Circus World went under some extensive reno work, but this time it's no hiatus. It's done. They've spun their last plate. Backed their last flip. Motorcycled their last cage.

A highlight of the standard Shanghai tour group schedule, the contemporary take on traditional acrobatics shows has been chugging along determinedly, seven days a week, one show per day at 7.30pm, for nearly fifteen years. That's dedication. We had a chance to check behind the scenes at ERA in 2018; after just shy of a decade and a half running the same show, the performers are almost on autopilot as they perform death-or-at-least-severe-injury-defying stunts for the crowds. Good news for them: Shanghai Circus World will be hosting a new show starting sometime around the middle of this year. Meanwhile, January 30 is your last chance to see the original show. Tickets still going on SmartTicket.


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