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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: 
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.  Everyone looked great.”  

“Excellent performance!”

The Nelkin Line

Get in Line!

The Pina Bausch Foundation has invited people all over the world to learn, perform and video the Nelkin-Line.  Participants are granted the right to use the choreographic elements of the “Jahreszeiten-Reihe/Nelken-Line” from the piece “Nelken” by Pina Bausch for their participation in the project, to create one or more video recordings and to submit the resulting video online to the Pina Bausch Foundation for the project “The NELKEN-Line”.  So far, participants have come from everywhere from Morocco to Chile, (Dublin had over 300!) performing in locations like soccer stadiums, a French nursery school, and through the campus of Jacob’s Pillow. 

In 1982, Bausch choreographed Nelken—which means “carnations”—during which dancers walk in a single-file line, performing the same four distinct gestures over and over. For Bausch, each of the gestures represented one of the four seasons.  The Nelkin line is most often performed in off-beat ways, during intermissions and in non-traditional spaces, and is always strikingly simple and beautiful.

The movement and this project call forth the idea of community-building and sharing. 

It’s time for Chicago to Join the Line!

Lin Shook & Perceptual Motion, Inc. invite people to join us in a performance of the Nelkin Line on Tuesday April 24 at 4:30.  We will hold workshops to teach the Nelkin Line in preparation for this performance. No dance experience is necessary–people of all ages are welcome.

In addition to learning and performing the Nelkin line, we will create the Chicago line.  It will be premiered after the Nelkin line performance on April 24.  Those interested must register and take 1 of the 3 workshops in order to participate.  See below for dates/times/locations.  To register, email or show upat one of the workshops.



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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