We Live to Dance!

Perceptual Motion is a multi-generational modern dance company comprised of dynamic and accomplished dancers in Chicago, Illinois. We dance with passion, grace, and a commitment to bringing the joy of dance into people’s lives. Perceptual Motion dancers bring a wealth of expressive wisdom from their diverse life experiences.

PMI’s (Perceptual Motion Inc.) programming explores and celebrates the powerful impact of dance in our lives. In 2006, the National Center for Creative Aging honored Perceptual Motion as one of six organizations nationwide named Selected Best Practices in Dance for Older People.


Perceptual Motion, Inc. engages dancers of mixed generations to create inspiring images and meaningful artistic experiences that open awareness, challenge perceptions, and create community.


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Upcoming Performances & Events:

Special Limited Time Only–Use this code (EARLYBAT) from now until 10/31 to save $10 off your ticket. 


Wine & Chocolate Benefit!

 Join us on Saturday November 14 for Our Famous Wine & Chocolate Benefit!

 It’s at St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church Auditorium, 5659 N. Sheridan Road, in Chicago.  Experience an evening filled with fun and laughter, great wine & food, famous chocolate, dance performance and lesson, silent auction supreme, and more!  Advance tickets are $45/ at the door, $60.  

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Proceeds support our work with underserved children and elders as well as our upcoming concerts. 


September/October -Children’s dance programs resume

November 14 – A Taste of Wine & Chocolate Benefit

December – Your Ideas in Motion Contest

January TBA – DuPage Childrens Museum performances & workshops

Feburary – Pop up performance

March 31st – Made in Chicago noon-time performance at the Harold Washington Library

April -Classes and performances for Chicago Dance Month

May-Pop up performances, Dance residencies

June 11, Annual Concert at the Ruth Page Theatre

August– Dancing in the Square


Past Performances & Events:

Dancing in the Square,  Saturday August 22.  A beautiful summer night filled with fantastic dance performances and lessons from Perceptual Motion, Inc., Flamenco Arts Center, and Jasmin Jahal & Dancers.

Between the Spaces, Saturday March 28, Ruth Page Theater. Everyone danced beautifully! Guest choreographers were Lezlee Crawford and Harvard Vallance.  

Wine & Chocolate Benefit– Saturday November 8  7-10pm    Everyone had a fabulous time dancing the “Happy” Dance and tasting great wine.  The food was the best we have ever had. ANd what can we say? The chocolate hit the spot, thanks to Cafe Selmarie, Margies Candies, Lutz Cafe & Bakery, and the baking talents of Wilma Stevens and Helen Goerhof (gluten free never tasted so rich!)

Ravenswood Artwalk-  Saturday October 4    The weather was way too cold to dance outside so we went inside  O’Shaughnessey’s and danced in the bar.   People were surprised at first but by the end were up and dancing the Happy dance! A good time was had by all.

Sunday August 17  Dancing in the Square –  6-7 pm  NorthCenter Town Square   Perceptual Motion, Inc. presented a wonderfully eclectic evening of Modern dance, Polynesian dance and Flamenco  featuring  Isla Pacifika (Polynesian dance), Flamenco Arts Center  and Perceptual Motion, Inc (Modern dance).  Each group presented a brief performance followed by a dance lesson. Almost everyone who came danced and all had a great time! 

July 22    Dance Performance & discussion for the SCP and the John A. Hartford Foundation Summer Communications Conference.  This conference focused on teaching grantees communications skills to help them promote their work on behalf of older adults and further their leadership in this area.

Balance of Desire    Perceptual Motion, Inc. celebrated 30 years of dance on April 12 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago,  Il.  It featured premieres, old favorites, guest artist Harvard Vallance, original music by Blanche Blacke and performed live by Shakura World Ensemble.  

February 27, 2014  Noontime Performance at the Harold Washington Library Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.  Featuring a lecture demonstration on the collaboration between Lin Shook and composer Blanche Blacke.  Live music  performed live by Shakura World Theatre.  

January 11, 2014    DuPage Childrens’ Museum Performance & Workshop on “Monumental” exhibit.  exhibit.