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 THANK YOU to to our wonderful audience, guest choreographers-Peggy Lamb and Harvard Vallance, guest dancers-Angela Allyn, Frank Karall, Joan Forest Madge and Pamela Strateman, the children- Tulja and Aermes  and PMI dancers- Natalja Aicardi, Helene Alter-Dyche, Mary Iris Loncto. Thank you to lighting designer- Liam Fitzgerald, Carl Weideman-videographer, and the Links Hall staff and stage managers!  

What the Audience Said about our March Concert at Links Hall: 
Shook’s work just keeps getting better and better…she is a hidden gem in the Chicago dance scene.”

Thanks for the delights!”

“Having children in Into the Silence was absolutely brilliant!

“Kudos to Lin Shook’s ability to draw out the unique talents of the dancers and touch our hearts.” 

“It was inspiring and heartwarming to see such a wide range of ages performing together.  

“Excellent performance!”


The Chicago Public Library Presents Perceptual Motion, Inc. in “Made in Chicago”, a showcase of  Local Dance Groups and Choreographers.  Thursday May 24 at 12:15. Free!

Harold Washington Library ‘s Cindy Pritzker Auditorioum, Lower Level  400 S. State Street

Choreography by Lin Shook and Guest Choreographer Peggy Lamb

Learn Pina Bausch’s Nelkin Line and Chicago’s own Chicago Line!

Special thanks to Bob Sloane and Christopher Popa!


Call for Choreographers & Dance Groups of all Genres

Looking for dance groups and individual choreographers for Dancing in the Square 2018.

Must be available on Sun. July 15 between 5:30 and 7:30pm.

The festival is held outdoors in the NorthCenter Town Square at Damen Ave and Belle Plaine.

E-mail for application form. Must be professional level and over 18.
Deadline is June 4.


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.

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Workshops for the Nelkin Line and Creation of the Chicago Line:

         Thursday April 19,  5-6:30 Chicago Cultural Center Dance Studio, $5

          Saturday April 21, 2:30-4:00  Chicago Cultural Center Dance Studio, $5

          Sunday April 22,   2:00-3:30  Lin Shook Studio, 4057 N. Damen Ave. Rear entrance, $5

Tuesday April 24,   4:30              Performance of the Nelkin Line and the Chicago Line at the Agora sculptures– 1135 S. Michigan Ave,  (Michigan Ave & Roosevelt Rd)

Monday, April 30, 1:00-1:45         Performance at the Breakers Retirement Apartments

Monday, April 30, 4:30                 Chicago Dance Month outdoor performance-Starts at the Chicago Cultural Center


May 24, 2018                      Made in Chicago  free noontime performance at the Harold  Washington Library’s Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

July TBA                              Dancing in the Square Festival,  NorthCenter Town Square

October 2018                      Kids performance-DuPage Children’s Museum

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