"ERA - Intersection of Time" The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular (Jul.) - Shanghai Circus World - Circular Theatre - Tickets Booking Online - Shanghai Cultural Information - Find Your Favorite Ticket
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Creator and Visual Director:Erick Villeneuve
Erick Villeneuve is a leader in his work field. The excellence and the originality of his work is recognized in Canada as well as abroad. With more than twenty years of experience, he has created new and unique projection techniques, which gave him the possibility to change the utilization of scenic environment.
Composer and Music Director:MICHEL CUSSON
Composer, guitarist, and musician in every sense of the word, Michel Cusson is quite literally multitalented. The man behind the music has electrified jazz lovers, touched film goers, thrilled TV viewers and plunged spectators of live shows around the world into the heat of the moment. In November 2003, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television awarded Michel with one of its highest honours, a Prix des Immortels de la tele for his three-time award winning scores for the TV Omerta.
Lighting Designe:Alain Lortie
Alain Lortie has worked, as a Lighting Designer, with some of the greatests artists of our day such as Luc Plamondon in the musicals Starmania (1993) and Notre-Dame-de-Paris (1998). Lortie has also worked with the Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia and Peter Gabriel’s World Tour .His talent has taken him to Asia for productions such as ERA, Intersection of Time, a version of the musical Carmen in Taiepi and the musical entitled Butterflies, in Beijing, in 2007.
Emilie Therrien’s story began 20 years ago with the Cirque du Soleil’s as a performer in the show Allegria. Therrien’s experiences in dance, coaching and in choreography, has allotted the storied artist to participate in a variety of diverse creations. Therrien’s work over the past 5 years has included the role of an Acrobatic Choreographer with Erick Villeneuve for ERA, Intersection of Time and AO la fantastique légende and many other shows including Delirium and Ovo.
About The Company
Shanghai Era Entertainment Ltd. is a joint venture with three equity partners: Shanghai Media Group, China Arts & Entertainment Group and Shanghai Circus World/Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. Set up initially for the production and marketing of the multimedia theatrical spectacular Era - Intersection of Times, which premiered on September 27, 2005, it has managed the hugely successful production now still running on daily basis to continued acclaim. The show blends Chinese acrobatics with state-of-the-art multimedia technology and innovation, dazzling both local audiences and overseas visitors alike with incredible stunts, fantastic imagery and poetic illustrations.
Shanghai Era Entertainment Ltd. has thrived on innovative management and marketing practices, leveraging available resources and media support, to create a successful evergreen production which enchants audiences with inspiring and unique circus experience. It has won a number of national and municipal awards for innovation and outstanding performance.
About the Show
Highlight 1 Mirror Mirage
Entering the auditorium, the audience will see themselves through the reflection of a huge mirror cylinder with a height of 6 meters and a dimension of 11 meters. House light dims and the dream-like journey of ERA starts from the center of this mirror cage.
Highlight 2 Magic Water
An 8 x 18 meters water curtain with thousands of holes of 0.8 µ wide each serves as an ideal screen for multimedia projections.
Highlight 3 Floating Gondola
Piercing through the water curtain comes out a Chinese compass (a magnetic spoon on a map), which is a good symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization. As soon as beautiful water scenes are created by the multimedia projectors, the spoon has transformed into a gondola providing a platform for the artist to perform on.
Highlight 4 Music of ERA
Having a good mastery of the features of Chinese music, the famous Canadian composer Michel Cusson wrote the music according to each act. The style, the music elements, the orchestration… everything shows that the music of ERA is an excellent combination of eastern and western music. The live performance by one band with Chinese traditional instruments + another with western instruments offers the audience extra enjoyment.
Highlight 5 Jar Juggling
Originated from Han Dynasty (206BC-220), the act matches the history of the white and blue pattern porcelain jar as well as the terror cotta soldiers in the background scenes. Throwing, catching, kicking, tossing…the artist plays the jars just like a NBA sportsman plays his basketball.
Highlight 6 Wheel of Life
Consisting of 3 smaller wheels with a dimension of 2 meters each, the giant wheel is hanging more that 10 meters high above the ground. While keeping the wheel spinning, 6 artists practise various breath-taking actions both in and outside the 3 smaller wheels.
Highlight 7 Forever
The most romantic act of ERA. With two silk ribbons, a young pair of lovers expresses their admiration and affections not only for each other but also for the audience from the air.
Highlight 8 Space Motorcycles
8 terror cotta soldier looking warriors run a motor race in an iron and steel globe with a dimension of 6.8 meters. They drive the audience crazy and bring the show to a happy ending.
* The programme is subject to change, it'll be determined to the day of performance.