Venom of Love Venom of Love Feng Feng Bitter Tea Bitter Tea Chinese Classical and Indigenous Chinese Classical and Indigenous 1994 – 2014

Venom of Love

Legend of the White Snake re-imagined.
Photo credit: Jonathan Wong

Venom of Love

Legend of the White Snake re-imagined.
Photo credit: Jonathan Wong

Feng

Various stages of wind and its perceived meaning of life.
Photo credit: Victor Tan

Feng

Various stages of wind and its perceived meaning of life.
Photo credit: Victor Tan

Bitter Tea

The story of China’s most famous silent film actress Ruan Ling-Yu.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Wong

Bitter Tea

The story of China’s most famous silent film actress Ruan Ling-Yu.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Wong

Chinese Classical and Indigenous

Photo Credit: Victor Tan

Chinese Classical and Indigenous

Photo Credit: Victor Tan

1994 – 2014

Celebrating 20 years of Chinese arts and art education.

Welcome to Little Pear Garden Collective.

 We are a Toronto based dance company with diverse repertoires in traditional and contemporary Chinese dance. We do annual performances, education tours and commercial engagements. We work with acclaimed choreographers, accomplished artists, and virtuous professional dancers. We are supported by Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. Please feel free to explore and discover our beautiful aesthetic of Chinese culture inspired art forms.

Traditional Art

Traditionally in China, the term "theatre" does not refer only to spoken drama, but has always included other arts such as song, dance, pantomime, and martial arts. Click here to read more about this subject ...

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Contemporary Art

Little Pear Garden Collective has very diversified roots in cultural and ethnic dances. The appreciation and knowledge of these different dance styles integrate with contemporary techniques and give birth to the creation of LPGC style contemporary dance art. Click here to read more about this subject...

Dance Education

We collaborate with district school boards, community organizers and presenters on education workshops and tours. We have resident teachers with education degree specialized in children to young adult training. We host master classes and intensive programs with accomplished artists from local and abroad. Click here to read more about this subject...

Art Collaboration

We collaborate with artists across all disciplines of art forms to create new and exciting performances. We work with dancers of all ethnicity and cultural backgrounds to continuously look for inventive and creative dance expressions. Click here to read more about this subject...

27th Jun 2016
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2015-16 Toronto School Tour a Success

Our 2015-2016 Prologue Tour in the Greater Toronto Area concluded successfully in May. We visited 17 schools and performed 21 shows in front of over 6,200 students ranging from JK...

25th Jun 2016
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2016-10-23 Teachers Dance Workshop

Our Artistic Director Ms. Emily Cheung has been invited to teach at the 2016 Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE). Her session will be on Sunday Oct 23rd...

10th Mar 2016
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Audition Call

Seeking male and female dancers for 2017 BC tours.

18th Feb 2016
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2016 The 5 Elements

Our contemporary full-length show, part of Harbourfront’s NextSteps 16-17 season, will be presented in Studio Theatre from Nov 24-26. This time, five prolific dancers will switch their roles and choreograph...

12th Feb 2016
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Summer Intensive (2016)

Summer Intensive 2016 The Power of Wa Dance. Mme Li from the mountain of Yunnan China brings us the energy and movement which will ignite your soul.

11th Feb 2016
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Biography of Ye-Xian Li

Born in Yunnan, China. Madam Li, Ye Xian belongs to a very unique tribe called Wa group (佤族) in China. She was born in a family and a tribe which...

07th Dec 2015
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We have a new name and a new look!

A message from the Board of Directors: The original Little Pear Garden Collective was founded in 1994 to celebrate and promote traditional Chinese dance and Peking opera. Over 20 years...

03rd Jul 2015
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Audition 2015-07-24

We are looking for one male and two female contemporary dancers. Date: Friday, July 24th. Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Studio: Winchester Theatre, Studio A.

29th Jun 2015
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Company Dancer – Yuliya Xu

Yuliya started dance training from early childhood in Shanghai, China. She got Chinese folk dance training in China Welfare Institute Children’s Palace, and later was select into Oriental Little Companions...

28th May 2015
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2015-05-25 Prologue Children’s Festival

On May 25th, our company participated in Prologue’s Children Festival performance, along with other wonderful artists and performing groups. The event was a full-house success. Read more about the night...

15th Apr 2015
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Annual General Meeting

LPGC's AGM on May 6, 2015.

14th Mar 2015
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2015 Bitter Tea Performers Profile

Emily Cheung (Ruan Ling Yu) Emily Cheung is an educator, performer and choreographer. She is a professional Chinese dance artist specialized in both the Chinese classical and contemporary styles. She...