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-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 go on sale soon!
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.