German Circus Uses Holograms Instead Of Live Animals For A Cruelty-Free Magical Experience

February 7, 2020 at 5:05 pm




These should be the only kind of animals performing in a circus




With ears flapping and trunk wagging, an elephant rears-up on its hind legs to stand before its audience. The crowd breaks out in a cheer and then the elephant vanishes.

Along with several other animals, the elephant, is a 3-dimensional hologram in a new German circus.

A 3-D hologram is a 3-D projection of light that exists freely in space and is visible to everyone without the need for 3-D glasses.

Circus Rancalli has been performing  holographic shows since 2018, without the use of any animals.

Inspired by Justin Timberblake’s Super Bowl half-time performance alongside a hologram of Prince, founder Bernhard Paul was determined to bring this 3-D light show to his circus.

With 360-degree visibility, the show gives spectators the same look and feel of a circus, without the animal cruelty… plus some psychedelic visuals.

While the show still features traditional stage acts, circus goers can enjoy spectacles never possible before, like a giant gold fish hovering in the center of the ring.

It takes a crew of 15 designers and software engineers, along with 11 projectors to pull off the show “under the big top.”

Whether it’s a galloping magical horses jumping through the ring of fire, elephants stampeding around the ring, or even a giant gold fish, this is a show you won’t want to miss.