While animals may seem to be part of the magic of a good circus act, they are all too often the horrific part of the show. Mistreated, a-b.u.s.e.d and forced to live in tiny cages, most circus animals are living the furthest thing from a dream life.
Lately, so much has come out about the mistreatment of circus animals, and yet many people still can’t shake the idea that animals are a necessary component of a good show.
Circus Roncalli has the perfect remedy to the problem: they are using holograms instead of living animals and it’s every bit as magical, without the cruelty.
Circus Roncalli admits that for many years they were a part of the problem. After all, they’ve been incorporating animals into their shows since 1976.
To bring their vision to life, Roncalli partnered with Bluebox and Optoma, using 11 ZU850 laser projectors that were designed to produce spectacular holographic images.
They decided it was time to take a stand against animal cruelty and remove real flesh and blood from their shows in exchange for mystical holograms.
Roncalli has created 3D holographic images from projectors that can fill an arena that measures 105 feet (32 meters) wide and 16 feet (5 meters) deep. Holograms offer 360-degree visibility for every member of the audience.
To realize their vision, Roncalli collaborated with Bluebox and Optoma, using 11 ZU850 laser projectors designed to produce spectacular holographic images.
“We have been using Optoma projectors for 6 years and have consistently had a very positive experience in price, performance, and reliability. We needed a high contrast projector with great colors for the 3D effect and the ZU850’s 2,000,000:1 contrast is perfect for this project,” commented Birger Wunderlich from Bluebox.
Their decision to invite these incredible holograms into their show comes after so much attention has been thrust towards the mistreatment of animals around the world.
Animals kept in captivity for entertainment purposes generally lead to terrible lives. They often become depressed and display unnatural behaviors like pacing and swaying.
Many activist groups have captured behind the scenes footage showing circus animals being b-e.a.t.e.n, starved, and forced to live in unsanitary conditions.
In addition, they are often transported in swelteringly hot, compact, and filthy trucks. This causes a great deal of stress to the animals.
Need proof? A circus elephant is known as Heather recently died from heat exhaustion while being transported in a tractor-trailer.
In the UK, they are trying to push a ban on traveling circuses so that they cannot use wild animals in their shows starting in 2020.
Circus Roncalli offers a chance to enjoy the spectacular nature of a circus show without contributing to the cruelty of animals. See clips from the breathtaking production below:
Don’t attend another circus that uses live animals! Instead, support Circus Roncalli and other entertainers on a mission to provide enchanting fun without the torture. The animals thank you.