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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.



Your donations help bring the joy of dance into people’s lives!

Go to any of the following pages listed above and click on the Donate button, which will connect you to PayPal.  Thank you so much!


Upcoming Performance!


  Saturday June 11, 7:30 pm  

One Night Only!  


at the Ruth Page Theater 1016 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL.  

 Experience the magic of different generations dancing together.  Tickets $25 at http://seechicagodance.com/event/riverskylakeclouds.

 Tickets at the door are cash or credit.  Box office opens at 6:30pm.  

” The dancers of mixed ages create an amazing tapestry….varied and richly detailed.”     April Van Dam, audience member

Be prepared for an incredible evening!  See 6 dancers perform in 6 pieces, ranging from comedic to poignant. 

Join three women at the sea in the early morning in “Where the Sky Meets the Sea”.  Experience the intersections of energy, Tai Chi, calligraphy, and modern dance in “Ener-Chi”. Roll in the aisles with laughter as 4 feisty women confront stereotypes associated with aging in “Babes in Babushkas”. Learn – in just five minutes! – how the universe was created in “Unbiting the Apple”. Remember a past love in “Across Time and Space”.  Hear how a jock fell in love with dance in “Dance 101”. Choreography by Lin Shook and Guest Artist Harvard Vallance.


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More Upcoming Events!

Summer TBA-kids yoga and dance classes, dance residencies and more!

July 27-Dancing in the Square-NorthCenter’s own mini dance festival! Details later

November 12-Wine & Chocolate Benefit