Jacques Poulin-Denis

Artistic director

Jacques Poulin-Denis is a composer, choreographer, director and performer. Undertaking projects that blur the boundaries between dance, music and theater, he creates humanistic and uncanny works that are both sensorial and thought provoking. To gently knock the spectator off center, he puts forth the strength within the vulnerability of the characters he brings to life.

Counting over twelve different productions, Jacques Poulin-Denis’ work has been seen in over twenty cities across Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe and Asia. An associated artist of La Chapelle Theater in Montreal since 2012, he was awarded a two month residency in Berlin during the Tanz Im August Festival, as well as several choreographic research periods in Montreal, Victoria, Vancouver, Bassano and Seoul.

He develops an interdisciplinary approach to creation, which he regularly teaches through workshops and master classes. He is a close collaborator of choreographer Mélanie Demers and has been active with her company, Mayday, as a composer and performer since 2006. Jacques Poulin-Denis is the winner of an Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, San Francisco in 2004 and a Saskatoon Area Theater Award in 2009.

Jacques Poulin-Denis
© Dominique T. Skoltz, 2014

Jacques Poulin-Denis confirme ses talents complémentaires de chorégraphe, compositeur et interprète d’ambiances et formes bigarrées, accrocheuses, souvent sarcastiques à l’endroit de l’homme et du monde modernes. Brigitte Manolo, DF Danse, 2014

Jacques Poulin-Denis
© Dominique T. Skoltz, 2014