After debuts in sports (fencing), theater (assistant director), medicine (physical-activities and emergency medicine), and in circus arts, Philippe Goudard becomes at 22, high-level circus artist (acrobat then clown), at the same time as author and entrepreneur in circus.
Independent producer and co-manager of the french company of circus ” Cirque d’art et d’essai © ” Maripaule B. and Philippe Goudard, certified by the French Ministry of Culture, he created, produced and interpreted about forty original works of contemporary circus, on tour in more than thirty countries since 1974.
Researcher and independent author since the beginning of his artistic career (To finish it with the commonplace in circus, For an circus of art, Circus somewhere else), he furthermore integrates the university for academic research, at first in physiology of the physical and sports activities and a PhD/MD in medicine about the medical contribution in the circus-artits health (Observations and perspectives about the medical contribution in the apprenticeship and the practice of circus arts in France, Nancy, France, 1989), then with a PhD in performing arts about the aesthetics of the risks in circus (Circus arts, arts of the risk: instability and imbalance in and out of the track, Montpellier, France, on 2005).
He also is a theater producer, actor and director, and elected in charge of circus arts of the SACD (Authors and composers society) in Paris (2001-2006, 2012-2015).
Clown, author and Prof.Dr. – university professor , internationally-recognized specialist of circus arts, now again independent producer, he shares his activities between creation and interpretation for performances, research, publications, teaching, master-classes, tours and conferences, for which he is requested in numerous countries.