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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 experiences that open awareness, challenge perceptions, expand ideas and create community.


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Upcoming Performances & Events:

Annual Concert-Between the Spaces

Tickets on sale NOW!

Tickets on sale NOW!

Ruth Page Center for the Arts,

Saturday March 28, 2015, 7:30pm

 Watch out for some exciting new works by Lin Shook, Lezlee Crawford and Harvard Vallance! 

Tickets on sale NOW!

Advance tickets: $20

Get Online: Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/between-the-spaces-tickets-15563004365

By check: Perceptual Motion, Inc., 4057 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, Il. 60618  

Please note both online and mailed must be received by Friday March 27 at 10pm.

All Tickets at the Door: $25

Payment at the door by cash/personal check only    

Group rates for 6 or more available-call 773 549-3958 for details


Past Performances & Events:

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.