Christopher Morant, was born in Melbourne 1976, and grew up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. At the age of 18 he learnt to control his emotions through Chinese Martial arts, which gave him the foundations of Discipline, Determination and Desire. “Learning how to hurt people is easy” according to one of Chris’s teachers, if you want to be great, you must learn how to heal people. So this is where Chris embarked down the path of Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Massage and Pharmacology of which he has an Advanced Diploma in Health Sciences, and had further study in China.
Another discipline Chris pursued was the ancient Venetian art of hand made leather masks. Moreover this is where the relationship of the Comedia Dell ‘Arte and Carnival came to influence Chris’s Shows and Characters.
In 2001 Chris was contracted in his first Major Production at the Reef Casino Hotel Sofitel in Cairns Queensland, The audiences were mainly Japanese and international visitors. His amazing Fire routines left audiences mesmerized, the Cabaret style ‘Carnivale’, and ‘Tropical Fantasy’ shows, were a great success.
In 2003 Chris returned to Melbourne to continue working in Cabaret Shows at the Dragonfly Theatre Restaurant, performing 4 acts in ‘Is this Love’ and in ‘Island Getaway’. His Acts vary from UV Magic and Mime, Whip Cracking, Juggling, Dance, stilt characters, to World Class Fire Manipulation.
Since 1994 Chris has Directed and Choreographed many Corporate, Private, and Themed events. Of large casts and solo performances, as well continuing his passionate studies in Acting, Acrobatics, Mime, Magic and Juggling.Chris has a passionate belief in the importance of quality entertainment.
Many future projects are in progress.
Some Highlight Venues:
Live 08 Festival @ Melbourne Showgrounds|
Roving magician for 3 Days
Swinburne University Open Day @ Hawthorne Campus
Chris performed his feature C.M. Cowboy Show
National Poker League State Finals @ Caulfield Racecourse
Chris Performed his Mr Swindle Magician Character
Moomba Celebrations for City of Melbourne @ New Quay
Chris Performed 2 X 45 minute street style circle shows
Warburtons 75th Anniversary Celebrations @ Central Pier
Chris Directed 4 Fire Artist for a Feature Fire Show
Amway China Annual Celebrations @ Gold Coast Convention Centre|
Chris Directed 8 Fire Artist's for 6 feature shows
New Year Eve Masquerade Ball @ Melbourne Aquarium
Chris performed his Christo Mico Character for Guests
Infosys Awards night @ Grand Hyatt Ballroom Melbourne
Chris Performed a feature 10 minute Fire Show
Re Opening of the A.N.Z. Pavilion @ in the Arts Centre Melbourne
Chris Directed 3 Artists for 120 minutes of Silent Character
Little Hampton Fire Festival @ Adelaide Hills
Chris Directed 4 Fire Artist's and ran a Fire Circle with local fire artist's
Lexus Christmas Party @ Lexus Centre (Melbourne Park)
A.S.M. Australian Society of Magicians fundraising show @ Carlton Courthouse Theatre
Masquerade Ball for A.I.B.S @ Regent Theatre Plaza Ballroom
Visa Card Commercials for Commonwealth Games @ TV advertising & Billboards
Porter Davis Homes @ Events Warehouse Docklands
Island Getaway Show @ Dragonfly theatre Restaurant |
Fire Knife dancing & Whip / Lasso Act
Loreal Hair Dressing Awards @ Hamer Hall (In the Arts Centre)
Meet & Greet Guests on stilts, & Fire show for the finale
Food & Wine Festival (Rhythm of Africa) @ Werribee Open range Zoo
Meet & Greet Guest on Stilts and Solo Fire Show
Grand Prix Rev–up Party for Fosters @ N.G.V.
(National Gallery of Victoria)
Performed Acrobatics / Balance, and 15 minute Fire Show
Canteen Fund raising Annual Ball @ Regent Plaza Ballroom
Moulin Rouge theme performed 5 minute feature act
Is This Love Show @ Dragonfly Theatre Restaurant ( Over 30 Shows)|
Magic / Mime, Fire Fans / Rope Acts, Interactive Limbo Act
Monash Law Annual Ball @ Palladium (Crown Casino)
Feature Duo Fire Show (15 minutes on main stage)
Melbourne Cup in Liberty Finance Marque @ Flemington Racecourse
Mr Swindle performs roving close up magic for 3 hours
Grand Prix 10th Anniversary Media Launch @ Shed 14 New Quay (Docklands)
Duo Fire show with Percussionist featured on Daily news
Q.B.E. Insurance Ball @ Melbourne Town Hall
Duo Fire Show a 15 minute feature act
Re-Opening of The N.G.V. (National Gallery of Victoria)
City of Port Phillip Xmas Party & St Kilda Town Hall
Winterdaze @ Q.B.H. (Queens Bridge Hotel)
Photo from Winterdaze