Circus Knie's Very Cool Indoor Drones by Verity Studios

Screen grab from Circus Knie youtube video

Screen grab from Circus Knie youtube video

I’ve been following the use of drones in live shows since I saw the first Intel drone show at Disney in 2016. When they can be used in a large scale outdoors (which always has airspace issues) the drones have been interesting, but most indoor usage I’ve seen hasn’t been that impressive, because it’s been in a two dimensional proscenium frame.

But I’m a big circus fan, but Todd Robbins posted on FB a video from Swiss Circus Knie that features some very cool drone usage (starting around 1:15:):

The cool thing (at least watching on video) for me is not only the circus element of this usage but also because it fully exploits the 3D nature of the drones and is performed in the round. It turns out the show uses 32 drones from Swiss company Verity, who has done some very cool stuff. I found a couple backstage videos:

I won’t be able to get to Switzerland this year to see this but if anyone does please report back!