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Philippe Goudard is artist and scientist.MG1_5097
As scientist, he his Full Professor (Pr Dr) in performing arts at university, MD and PhD in performing arts, and as researcher, leads the research program «Circus : history, aesthetics, practices » at Paul Valéry Montpellier University in France.

As artist, he is author, producer and actor of about forty orignal circus shows from 1970s after his debuts as aerialist at “Cirque à l’Ancienne Gruss” in Paris. He is working also as theater actor and director.

His original career as a practitioner and theoretician of the circus, medicine and theatre makes him one of the most singular personalities of today’s research-creation.