EVENTS COMING SOON

      NATIONAL WATER DANCE DAY

SATURDAY, APRIL 23   3:00 PM

River Park Dock on the West side fo the River North of Ainslie

Livestream link: www.ndwprojects.org/national-water-dance/

Perceptual Motion, Inc. is honored to be part of National Water Dance Day. Participants in this project choose a site where they want to perform in an area that needs attention. They then take time to know the site and to ask the questions “What are the water issues in this area?  What is the story of this place?” Each participant submits a 10 second phrase which is then incorporated into a movement choir that is live-streamed and performed simultaneously across the United States and its Territories.

National Water Dance (NDW) is a catalyst that encourages ongoing engagement between dance and the environment. https://www.nwdprojects.org

See Nik and Lin performing the phrase PMI submitted. 

More events coming soon! 

             

         Challenges Facing the Chicago River System

      IMPAIRED WATER QUALITY

  • Combined Sewer Overflows: untreated sewage is discharged into the Chicago River during severe storms
  • Stormwater runoff: pollutants from roofs and pavement run into the river during rain events
  • Nutrient Pollution: excess phosphorus and nitrogen harm aquatic wildlife
  • Lack of Dissolved Oxygen: poor water quality lowers dissolved oxygen that aquatic life require
  • Excessive Chlorides: excessive use of road salts harm our waters and aquatic wildlife
  • Inconsistent Water Quality Monitoring: regular monitoring allows Friends to monitor water quality
  • Litter / Floatables: plastics and other trash flow into the river system during rain events

      THREATENED HABITAT AND WILDLIFE

  • Invasive Species: nonnative plants and wildlife crowd out native species and reduce biodiversity
  • Degraded Habitat and Fragmentation: urban development isolates habitats, lessening biodiversity
  • Loss of Open Space:  the risk of losing valuable open spaces increases as development pressure expands
  • Increasingly Endangered Species: habitat loss and fragmentation threaten the existence of many species

DANCE AUDITIONS FOR PERCEPTUAL MOTION, INC.

Seeking Male and Female Modern Dancers.

Must have a strong background in modern dance, performance & improvisation.

Paid performances. Possible teaching jobs, mentoring, photos, rehearsal space and opportunities to work with guest artists.

Rehearsals:
Mondays and Thursdays 

Auditions by Appointment Only: Be prepared to  perform a 1-2-minute solo highlighting your technique & expressive ability.

Location: Perceptual Motion, Inc. 4057 N. Damen Ave., rear entrance

Please click here to send resume, photo & references via email

Perceptual Motion, Inc.’s choreography often steps outside the box of traditional dance, employing intriguing props and costumes, dancing on ladders, in tents and under tarps, creating stunning moving images, forests,  oddball characters… and telling the human story through movement. Its mission is to engage dancers of mixed ages to create inspiring and meaningful experiences that open awareness, challenge perceptions, expand ideas and create community. Its artistic director is award-winning choreographer Lin Shook.

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