An Innovative Circus with Holograms Instead of Animals!

The first circus dates back to 1768, when its first show was given in London. Since then spectacular performances have been attracting large audiences all over the world. Their integral part has always been animal taming.

The world of circus

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Dogs riding bikes, seals juggling with balls or shows with dangerous wild animals (including lions, tigers and bears) have always been some of the key attractions. However, the brutal treatment of animals has been in for more and more criticism.

Virtual animals

Roncalli, a German circus, being aware of the controversies brought about by animal tamers, decided to revolutionize its shows.

An Innovative Circus with Holograms Instead of Animals!
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Since 2017, not even a single animal has appeared there. They have been replaced by 3D holograms.

An Innovative Circus with Holograms Instead of Animals!
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The audience can admire a spectacular multimedia show on the 32-metre tall circus ring

An Innovative Circus with Holograms Instead of Animals!
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With the sound of music on, white horses displayed on the particles dispersed in the air begin to gallop.

An Innovative Circus with Holograms Instead of Animals!
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The shows are really spectacular; the holograms are created by 11 laser projectors.

An Innovative Circus with Holograms Instead of Animals!
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Most importantly, the performance is perfectly visible from any corner in the circus tent.

An Innovative Circus with Holograms Instead of Animals!
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It’s the agile human body that matters the most

An Innovative Circus with Holograms Instead of Animals!
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The Roncalli Circus was formed in 1976. It was as early as in the 1990’s that the animal performances began to be limited.
Currently the crew focus on acrobatic tricks and clown shows.

An Innovative Circus with Holograms Instead of Animals!
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The circus concentrates on the force of human muscles as they strongly disapprove of cruel animal treatment.

An Innovative Circus with Holograms Instead of Animals!
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Hopefully more circuses will follow the model and soon we all be able to enjoy circus shows without a single animal suffering there.


What do you think about circuses without animals? Do you support this initiative?

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