People couldn’t envision a circus without horses, elephants, monkeys, or lions for a long time. The Roncalli Circus, on the other hand, has recently reversed this trend, replacing live animals with holograms. Despite this, the shows are still spectacular.
More information can be found at roncalli.de.
Since 1976, the Roncalli circus has been entertaining audiences with its animals, but it has chosen to make a shift in order to combat animal abuse in the sector.
There are still fire rings and acrobats, but none of the animals are actual. Roncalli uses projectors that are 32 meters wide and 5 meters deep to create 3D holographic displays that provide 360-degree visibility for the entire audience.
TAG/TRAUM, Roncalli’s agency, erected 11 ZU850 laser projectors in collaboration with Bluebox and Optoma for a hypnotic holographic experience.
“We’ve been using Optoma projectors for 6 years and have had a really excellent experience in terms of price, performance, and dependability,” Bluebox’s Birger Wunderlich stated. To create the 3D illusion, we needed a high-contrast projector with outstanding colors, and the contrast of the ZU850 2000000:1 is ideal for this project.”
This bold decision comes at a time when there is growing global awareness over show animals spending the most of their lives in confinement and in deplorable conditions.
Many circuses are accused by activists of abusing, starving, and keeping their animals in deplorable conditions while performing for large crowds during peak times.
In the United Kingdom, for example, regulations will prohibit circuses from utilizing wild animals beginning in 2020.
The holograms are demonstrated in the video below.