We are celebrating 31 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:

Sunday August 17  Dancing in the Square –  6-7 pm  NorthCenter Town Square, 4100 N. Damen (across from the CVS on Damen and Belle Plaine). 

Perceptual Motion, Inc. presents a wonderfully eclectic evening of Modern dance, Polynesian dance and Flamenco not to be missed!  Come enjoy the evening with your neighbors and step into the world of dance!  This free event features three of Northcenter’s finest dance organizations:  Isla Pacifika (Polynesian dance), Flamenco Arts Center  and Perceptual Motion, Inc (Modern dance).  Each group will present a brief performance followed by a dance lesson. 

 Ravenswood Artwalk-TBA Saturday October 4

Wine & Chocolate Benefit– Saturday November 8

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 20 people who donate $50 or more by September 1
will receive an adult (value $16.95) or child’s (value $11.95) ticket to Brookfield Zoo.
(Please specify when donating).
 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
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Past Performances:

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.