Philippe Goudard is artist and scientist.
As artist, he is clown, circus author, producer and actor of about forty orignal circus shows from 1970s when he began in “Cirque à l’Ancienne Gruss” in Paris. He is working also as theater actor and director.
As scientist, he his Professor in performing arts at university, MD and PhD in performing arts, and as researcher, leads the research program «Circus : history, imaginary, practices »at Paul Valéry Montpellier University in France.

Due to that double path in practice and theory, he is  today one of the most singular personality in the both fields of creation and research in circus arts.