Philippe Goudard is artist and scientist.MG1_5097
As scientist, he his Professor Doctor 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 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.

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.