We are celebrating 30 years of 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.

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Upcoming Performances & Events:

June 30, 7:30 pm Volunteer Appreciation Wine Tasting 

July 22    Dance Performance & discussion for the SCP and the John A. Hartford Foundation Summer Communications Conference. 

This conference focuses on teaching grantees communications skills to help them promote their work on behalf of older adults and further their leadership in this area.

Dancing in the Square -August TBA

Ravenswood Artwalk-TBA Saturday October 4

Wine & Chocolate Benefit– Saturday November 8

Annual Concert-Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Saturday March 29, 2015



Past Performances:

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.  The theatre was filled with a very appreciative  audience and everyone, audience and performers alike,  had a great time!

Videos coming soon for those who missed it.

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.  Also performing  favorites from PMI’s  repertory and  excerpts of works to be premiered at our 30th anniversary concert on Saturday April 12 at the Ruth Page center for the Arts.

January 11, 2014    DuPage Childrens’ Museum Performance & Workshop on “Monumental” exhibit.  exhibit.  9:30 &  10:30 am.  301 N. Washington St., Naperville, Il.   This performance/workshop was a huge successs despite the wintery weather.  One child loved it so much he stayed for the second performance!

Ravenswood Artwalk 2013  was Saturday October 5  at Beyond Design, 4515  N. Ravenswood. Several kids  enjoyed dance  class on the patio.  We did Tai Chi outside and inside, then PMI dancers gave a mini dance performance. Thanks to all who came out and supported us!