Upcoming Performances! 

Touch the Earth-Dances inspired by the Climate Crisis 

Friday and Saturday April 17 & 18 at Links Hall. 

Touch the Earth is a concert tackling the topic of climate change.  Amidst the tragedy of our current situation there is hope.  The dances are intended to raise awareness, heal and inspire action.

Time is Running Out  (premiere) addresses receding shorelines, gulf winds and plastic pollution.

 Within the Silence is a dance for the company, 2 children and 4 guest dancers inspired by Shook’s passion for nature and love of walking in the woods. A line of dancers walks through the space in precise unison with gestures inspired by nature. Children are balanced in the air on dancers’ feet like dragonflies, dancers slide across the floor like leaves floating on water, an Elder asks us to rest in the beauty and feel the earth’s breath. Within the Silence stretches our perception of time, challenges our comfort with silence and allows the viewer to look deeply into the fragile beauty of the natural world. 

More info coming soon!



























The Wine & Chocolate Benefit was November 9.  We loved the lively music performed by Amy Lowe and Dave Katzman and Doug Grahams soothing piano tunes.  A good time had by all! Thank you to all who came.   


We performed the Chicago Line on Montrose beach at sunrise on Labor Day.  Amazing ! Even a dog joined us…









July 2019

Dancing in the Square 2019 was Sunday July 14. It was hot, steamy and lots of fun!Thanks to The NorthCenter Chamber of Commerce, Wintrust Bank NorthCenter, the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the people who came out to see & dance with us.

Dancing in the Square

DITS 2019 Chicago Line

Dancing in the Square


Gentle Yoga Tuesdays 1:15-2:15 

Tai Chi at Weiss Hospital Tuesdays-10:15 to 11:15

Tai Chi at Mather Edgewater Fridays 11-12:00 

Kids Yoga/dance at Pilgrim Lutheran School

These programs are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and many generous individuals.

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Donations are welcome anytime. 


Contributions to Perceptual Motion, Inc. are tax deductible and go to the very worthy cause of making the healing, empowering and joy of dance available to people of all ages. In addition to our concerts for the general public-that often include talented out of town artists- we also produce dance events like Dancing in the Square, The Chicago Line and Classes and Workshops that engage the community.   We’re small, but we deliver big benefits.  Your contributions keep us going.

There are many Ways to contribute to Perceptual Motion, Inc

1) Make a donation on-line. A donation of $50 or more will really help us reach our goals.  If you donate $100 or more, you’ll receive 2 free tickets to attend our new initiative: an exclusive “Meet the Artists” event, with a look at a new work, discussion of and hands on experiences in the choreographic process, informal talks with company members and refreshments.

2) Send a check made payable to:Perceptual Motion, Inc.  4057 N. Damen Ave.  Chicago, Il. 60618   

3) Make a monthly donation of $10 or $15. Will you really miss the Starbucks?   Small monthly amounts can make a big difference to us!  Contact us by email: pmidance@gmail.com or phone: 773-549-3958 to arrange.

4) Volunteer your time. Do you have expertise in social media, marketing, or fundraising? Or something to donate for a raffle or silent auction? Or maybe you’ve got some time to help out at an event? We are always looking for volunteers!  Contact us by email: pmidance@gmail.com or phone: 773-549-3958.

All contributions to Perceptual Motion, Inc. are tax deductible.

Thank you in advance for your generous support



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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