Punch Line, a new solo work by Jacques Poulin-Denis, borrows as much from the comedic style of a one man show as it does from the intimacy and depth of a confession. In the guise of an artist talk, Jacques Poulin-Denis shares his takes on life and loses himself in thought. Through stories and anecdotes filled with joyful irony, insight and humour, he reveals himself. Characters emerge from this flow of ideas, embodying the multiplicity of our existence, the many avatars that compose us and the sometimes absurd strategies that we adopt to hold our contradictions together. Walking the thin line that separates reality from fiction, Jacques materializes our inner monologues into sensory experiences, both subtle and intense. He is a transmitter of words, thoughts and gestures.
– Nicolas Sado, Agora de la danse