Without doubt, this German circus is a proof that no animals have to be harmed in order to see a good circus show and to have large crowds of people visiting your events.
The circus Roncalli, founded in 1976, has stopped using real animals for their shows and replaced them with holographic displays. According to some, the circus has begun excluding real animals from their shows since 90s and came to this moment when there is no single living animal in their circus.
Animal activists worldwide are saluting this move and a lot of them say that ‘this is the way forward’ and that ‘all other circuses should follow suit’. Thanks to innovative technology, the animals are successfully recreated and thus, real animals are not harmed in the process.
There are also clowns, magicians, and acrobats as part of the numerous acts.
What Kind of Circus Is Roncalli?
At their shows, you can still see tusks and tails, but without any real animals. The circus owners wanted to make 3D holographic projector images that would fill out their arena which measures 32 meters in width and 5 meters in depth.
To this extent, the agency TAG/TRAUM cooperated with Bluebox and Optoma, installed 11 ZU850 laser projectors for an astonishing holographic 360 degrees experience for visitors.
Birger Wunderlich from Bluebox says that they’ve been using projectors from Optoma for 6 years now and have always had a positive price, performance, and reliability experience.
They required a high contrast projector with amazing colors for the 3D effect and its 2,000,000:1 contrast is ideal for this.
Worries about Animal Abuse
This bold decision comes from the increase in worldwide worries about show animals living a life in horrible conditions and in captivity.
There have been accusations against different circuses for alleged starving, beating, and unsanitary keeping of animals that were made to perform according to tight schedules.
If you don’t have the chance to visit this innovative circus, no worries, check out the video below to see a bit of the atmosphere.