Shanghai Portman Acrobatic Show
The Shanghai Portman Acrobatic Show is one of the best acrobatic shows in Shanghai. Currently it is presented in both the Shanghai Center Theatre (Shangcheng Acrobatic Show Center) and the Yunfeng Theatre. The Shanghai Portman Acrobatic Show is a typical acrobatic performance using traditional folk art to tell historical tales of Shanghai.
This Shanghai acrobatic show is performed by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. They have performed for many foreigners from all over the world, and earned a good reputation and popularity with travelers. Watching a Chinese Acrobatics performance, strongly impacts you both mentally and physically. You will truly have an unforgettable experience.
The Shanghai Portman Acrobatic Show, aka Spiral, consists of three main parts: Autumn Day, Moon Shadow and Rosy Clouds. It includes 15 performances in total: Shake the Thick Stick, Play Diabolo, Chair Balancing, One-handed Handstand, Rolling Circle Dancing, Jumping Through Hoops, Nose Balancing, Plate Spinning, Modeling Soft Body, Rolling Flowerpots, Silk Rope Hanging, Martial Show, Pagoda of Bowls, Large Springboard, and Dancing on a Fishing a Net.
Below are the three highlights of the show:
In contortionism performance - Rolling Circle Dancing of Shanghai Portman Acrobatic Show, the performer moves his doubled-over body into and out of a narrow hoop and a tight barrel.
The "unique bowl flip" - Pagoda of Bowls, demands the mastery of several skills all at the same time: riding a unicycle with one foot, balancing an ever-taller, increasingly-wobbly stack of bowls on his/her head, kicking and catching on his/her head several bowls at one time. Each successive flip is done with a greater number of bowls, and the bowls already caught are stacked high upon her head. As the stack of bowls on her head grows taller (and thus less stable), the performer must exercise great care to keep them from falling. At a certain point, the performer must catch the flipped bowls blind, since she/he cannot look up without dropping those already perched on his/her head.
Among the scenes in the Shanghai Portman Acrobatic Show, Large Springboard, also called the man-made ladder, is famous and popular. It received three golden awards in the acrobatic competitions. The review of this Shanghai acrobatic show is great!
Shanghai Center Theatre (Shangcheng Acrobatic Show Center)
Address: 4F, No. 1376, West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District
Take metro line 2 / metro line 7 to Jing’an Temple and leave from Exit 4, and then walk northeast for 5mins to get there.
Take bus 20/ 24/ 37/ 304/ 330 to West Nanjing Road North Shaanxi Road, and then walk southwest for 2 minutes to the theatre.
Address: No. 1700, West Beijing Road, Jing’an District
Take metro line 2 / line 7 to Jing’an Temple and then walk north for 10mins to get there.
Take bus 40/ 93/ 113/ 136/ 328/ 830 to Xinzha Road Yanping Road, and then walk south for 2 minutes, you will see it.
Performance starting time: 19:30
Duration: 90 minutes
CNY380, 280, 180
Acrobatic Shows at Shanghai Circus World
Located at No. 2266, Gonghexin Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai Circus World offers two famous acrobatics shows that also win high popularity.
Features: Containing three parts - Past, Present and Future of China
Ticket Fare (CNY): 700, 450, 350, 250, 150
Note: From Jul. 1st, 2018, the ERA Acrobatic Show Shanghai is temporarily closed here due to Shanghai Circus World’s restriction. However, it will still perform in Shikong Castle, about 500m (550 yards) north of the Circus World.
Feature: Human-Animal Interaction
Hours: 10:00, 14:00
Ticket Fare (CNY): 160, 130
Two methods are suggested: booking at SH Centre Ticket booth at No. 1376, Nanjing Rd West or call 62798948 to book.
The seats when seeing the Portman Acrobatic Shows are arranged like in a theater, seats from the front to the back in rows. The seats in the Circus World are in arranged in a circle. I do not have the map of the theater layout.
Thanks for your time - Jeff
It was shown at 19:30 every day and you can book the ticket online on the official website of the Circus World, but there is no discount. The local subway line 1 can take you to reach that place.