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Perceptual Motion, Inc.'s mission is to engage dancers of mixed generations to create inspiring and meaningful dance experiences that open awareness, challenge perceptions and create community.
Perceptual Motion is known for intriguing choreography and skilled dancing. The company was born out of the belief that people of all ages and backgrounds can be touched and empowered by dance. Perceptual Motion's programming explores and celebrates the powerful impact of dance and its true purpose: to communicate, express and celebrate life.
Programs include dance concerts for the general public as well as dance residencies, workshops & performances for children and wellness programs for elders at Weiss Hospital, through the Mather Foundation and at the Breakers Retirement Apartments. Its programs create bridges between generations, ideas and levels of dance understanding. In all its endeavors it promotes dance/the arts as an integral part of life.
The company is composed of professional dancers who range in age from 25 to 86.
"Shook's small company is clearly flush with ideas and innovation..." Sid Smith, dance critic, Chicago Tribune, SeeChicagoDance.com
The National Center for Creative Aging honored Perceptual Motion Inc as one of six organizations nationwide to be named Selected Best Practices in Dance for Older People. The company has performed for the National Center for Creative Aging and the National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education conferences.
"...the spectrum of ages and movement ability creates an inspiring dichotomy-one that's very robust yet calming; ethereal and real" Lucia Mauro, Chicago Tribune