Holograms Replaced Real Animals for a Cruelty-Free Circus Show

Circus Roncalli first began entertaining crowds with animals in 1976; but today, the organizers are the pioneers of the futuristic hologram approach in an attempt to fight against animal cruelty in the entertainment industry. While the traveling shows still feature real acrobats and swirling fires, none of the animals are real. Instead, Roncalli project 360° 3D holographic images that fill the entire 105-foot-wide, 16-foot-deep arena. The mesmerizing experiences feature giant holographic horses, elephants, and fish that beautifully move around the stage. So far, people have responded extremely positively to the show and thanked the Roncalli team for their compassion. One person on Twitter even suggested they include a unicorn hologram as a way to make the event even more magical. If you are also impressed with this idea, visit Roncalli’s website and Instagram Page to find out more about their shows.

Shows still feature tusks and tails, fiery circles and acrobats, but in a world’s first, not one of the animals are real.


Roncalli wanted to create 3D holographic images from projectors while filling the arena measuring 32 meters (105 feet) wide and 5 meters (16 feet) deep with 360° visibility for the entire audience.


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.

via [mymodernmet]