It’s Time to Submit Your Idea for Your Ideas in Motion Contest 2017!

In Your Ideas in Motion, participants sent in their idea for a dance they’d like to see choreographed.  Ideas were posted on Facebook and through emails weekly from Dec 26 to January 15. The person whose idea is chosen is given opportunities to participate in the choreographic process in a number of ways. They can attend rehearsals to see the dance unfold, participate in brainstorming sessions, help choose music, costumes, props, attend rehearsals, participate in a Liz Lerman Critical Response Session and even perform in the dance alongside PMI dancers.  The dance will be shown as a work in progress in Made in Chicago at the Harold Washington Library Auditorium on Feb 23 at 12:15. The completed dance will be premiered in Perceptual Motion, Inc.’s April 8 concert at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

 Ideas submitted to Date:

  1.  How I’d love to be a kid again!  I adore watching kids doing anything and remember learning to tap when I was 5! The spontaneity, the glee, the   wonderful naiveté…should not be forgotten.        Submitted by Connie Foster

  2. “The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”― David W. Orr                  Submitted by Sara Shafran

  3. “I see 9 brides        each dress is a different color (royal, g, b, v)   plus a white and black one       dancing frenetically    wearing Trump masks  shooting each other ”   Submitted by Steven Gross



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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.

More Upcoming & Ongoing Events!

Tuesdays 1:15-2:15               Gentle yoga

Tuesdays 6:15-7:15               Adult Modern

Tuesdays & TBA                   After School dance classes, residencies 

Dec 26-Jan 15                     Your Ideas in Motion Contest

February 23                          Made in Chicago  free noontime performance at the Harold  Washington Library Auditorium

April 8                                   Annual Concert-Ruth Page Center for the Arts

April TBA                             Chicago Dance Month performances, open rehearsals

July TBA                              Dancing in the Square Festival

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