Circus Roncalli has marked the beginning of a cruelty-free era for circus shows
Removing the misery of animals yet delivering delight to its visitors, realistic hologram projected animals move in front of the audience, animated by computer software
Germany-based Circus Roncalli is the kind of innovation many, if not all, were looking for. The circus has always represented a special moment for beautiful childhood memories. Animals doing acrobatics, jumping through fire hoops and dancing to the rhythm.
A magical experience as a child, but growing up we realize the state of constant fear, torture and repression that animals go through to prepare and take part in the live shows.
Circus Roncalli made possible
Director of Circus Roncalli, Bernhard Paul shares his original and modern idea of a circus:
“I had the desire to show animals in the circus in a poetic and modern way. When I saw Justin Timberlake in the Superbowl singing with Prince, who has already passed away, I was very impressed with the holographic technique and got into it.”
For perfect render and illumination of the hologram, high contrast projectors are used in the setup.
After this immersive altered-reality experience, the audience is left with a fresh look on circus culture and curious of further integration of digital technologies in traditional entertainment industries.