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.

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Upcoming Performances & Events:

Ravenswood Artwalk- Free!  Saturday October 4

 on the SE corner of Wilson and Ravenswood by O’Shaughnessey’s.  Performance times are 4:00-4:30   4:45-5:15 and  5:30-6:00.  PMI dancers will perform Oh Michael!, a tribute to Michael Jackson; Java Jive, a lively dance to music by the Ink Spots; and Happy! to music by Pharrell Williams.  We will also teach you the Happy dance.  Come join us! If it rains, we’ll be inside O’Shaughneseys at the back bar. We dance rain or shine!

Wine & Chocolate Benefit– Saturday November 8  7-10pm

 at St Andrews Greek Orthodox Church Auditorium, 5649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago. Sample assorted wines, great food, chocolate from Chicago’s finest- Cafe Selmarie, Lutz Cafe and Pastries, Margies Candies and more!  The evening is full of fun, with a dance performance and lessons, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and lots of fabulous people who love the arts. 

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


Opportunity for PMI Donors !

Here is your chance to go to the Zoo And support a good cause. The first 10 people who donate $50 or more by October 15 will receive an adult (value $16.95) or child’s (value $11.95) ticket to Brookfield Zoo. Proceeds go towards administration, marketing, supplies and dancer salaries. Help us continue to bring the joy of dance into people’s lives!  All donations are tax deductable. For payment through Paypal, please click on the link below: 



Past Performances:

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.