Clownen Ruben Madsen


  Born Friday 13 February 1948. Father (Norwegian) Priest in Methodist church and
  Mother (Swedish) Professional Mother always   present when needed and still are.
  Ruben is married, has 4 grown up children (3s, 1d), 4 grandchildren,
  2 brothers, 1 sister.

  Started as a professional clown 22/2 1972.
  Awarded with State cultural price 1978.
  Clown of honour at USSR State Circus School in Moscow 1982.
  He has toured in all Scandinavia and Nordic Countries including
• 2 times in Faeroe Island,
• 7 times in Iceland [click] and
• 6 times in Greenland [click]; visiting 47 places giving 94 performances
  touring with dog sledges, helicopters and boats. [The film: "Like a Fly]
• Also (several times), toured in USA, England, Scotland, Holland, Poland
  and Soviet Union (Russia, Georgia, Yalta, Siberia, Baltic States).
  He is the only western circus performer/Clown that worked in a USSR Circus
  production, touring in Soviet Union periodically during years 1988 - 1993. [click]

  Clownen Ruben has also participated in classical drama festivals.
  Some few • of several personal records and coming cooperation are;

  • Festspelen i Bergen Norway (Bergen International Festival) -1980,
  • Reykjavik Arts Festival -1982,
  • Mariinsky (former Kirovsky) Theatre Russia -1992 –1993 [click],
  • Tampere International Theatre Festival Finland -1992,
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo –Nov. 2006
  • Malmö Symphony Orchestra Sweden -9/2 2008,
  • The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra -January 2012 (Designing agreement),
  • Recife Brazil -Autumn 2012 (Designing agreement.)

  For several years Clownen Ruben works as a consultant for companies like;
  Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Scandinavian Cellulosa AB (SCA),
  state-, province- and regional- administrations. More.
  Titled: "Company philosopher". [click]
  He builds company cultures and upgrades systems for employees;
  Motivation, participation, quality, communication and more.

  Ruben lives on Ulvön. A tiny little secluded island (5m-1m) in North Sweden where,
  during summer, he runs the prestigious Anrika Café Måsen (Café Seagull).
  He also produces "Surströmming" [click] which is a sybarite and
  very special north Swedish delicacy.
  Ruben holds the title "Preses" as President of SurströmmingsAkademien.

  His idea of life quality is; Working maximum 4-5 month a year.
  Rest of time reduce costs by; Fishing, hunting, picking mushrooms and berries.
  Cut wood for heating. Cook, eat and drink well. Visit friends.
  Climb mountains and participate in   emotional / cultural / philosophical activities.