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Christian Chelman

Christian Chelman offers a range of shows and events firmly rooted in the world of magic and illusion. Renowned in Europe and the United States as a first-class, sleight-of- hand artist and a master of imaginative and fanciful conjuring, he stands at the very summit of his profession. Equally at home in intimate settings and full- scale exhibitions, Christian Chelman performs an amazing variety of shows covering a wide range of themes.  Delirium Magicum is 50 minutes of entertaining and mind-boggling close-up magic ideal for groups of between 20 and 50 individuals.  The Cabinet of Curiosities is a 1-hour event showcasing the haunted objects and legends in the Surnateum, the Museum of Supernatural History ( This is real magic at its finest, featuring weird and wonderful tales worthy of a first-class gothic storyteller.  The reformed Gambler takes you into the fascinating twilight world of high-stakes gamblers and shameless cheats. Place your bets! Who would have thought that there are actually people out there who might try to take advantage of you…? Forewarned is forearmed! This show features one of the most singular items in the Surnatéum extensive collection  The Magic Box (suitable for adults and children aged 8 and up) is an intriguing combination of magic and storytelling, a veritable voyage of discovery based on the most fabulous magic set ever devised. Find out more about the Magic Box on the Surnatéum website tm  Other events can be organised upon request, from straightforward entertainment to a full-scale exhibition of the many wonders housed at the Surnateum.  Christian Chelman has written four landmark books on contemporary magic: Capricornian Tales and Hauntiques (in English), Légendes Urbaines, Compendium Sortilégionis and Fabula Hermetika (in French). He won the 1993 MacMillan Competition (equivalent to the world championship of close-up magic) at the International Magic Convention in London with his stunning presentation of Delirium Magicum. He is also the curator of the Surnateum, the Museum of Supernatural History, home to one of the world's largest collections of magical objects ( and ). The Surnateum has been displayed in many important exhibitions, including Persona, the 2016 exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. Mr Chelman gives lectures on conjuring and performs regularly at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. He is also active in the corporate arena, entertaining at corporate events and giving seminars on communication and the manipulation of language. More here in French: Christian Chelman is one of the world's foremost experts on the cups and balls, arguably the world's oldest magic trick and a key weapon in any professional magician's arsenal. He has produced a highly sought-after video on this classic deception.