For a very long time, people couldn’t have imagined a circus without horses, elephants, monkeys, and lions. But recently, Circus Roncalli has shunned tradition, swapping flesh and blood for holograms. The shows, however, remain just as spectacular.
Circus Roncalli has been entertaining crowds with its animal shows since 1976 but has decided to change things up in an attempt to fight against animal cruelty in the industry.
Roncalli’s agency TAG/TRAUM in cooperation with Bluebox partnered with Optoma, and 11 ZU850 laser projectors were installed for a mesmerizing holographic experience.
The bold move comes amid increasing worldwide concerns about show animals living much of their lives under horrible conditions in captivity.
Activists have accused many circuses of beating, starving and keeping their animals in unsanitary conditions while they perform for large crowds according to very tight schedules.
In the UK, for example, legislation is before the government which would ban traveling circuses from using wild animals from 2020.
Check out the holograms in action in the video below
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