11/1, 2014 Cathay Ball 3/13, 2015 Bitter Tea 5/15 – 5/17 2014 Venom of Love 1994 – 2014

11/1, 2014 Cathay Ball

Performance and Dinner 7:00pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

3/13, 2015 Bitter Tea

8:00pm, Flato Markham Theatre.
The story of China’s most famous actress.

5/15 – 5/17 2014 Venom of Love

Congrats to all artists for the wonderful performances of Venom of Love!

1994 – 2014

Celebrating 20 years of Chinese performance arts and arts 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...

13th Nov 2014
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2014-11-07 GTA Education Tour

On November 7th, we were invited by Sherwood Mills P.S. in Mississauga to begin our first educational outreach for 2014 school year. We performed two shows for several hundred lovely...

08th Nov 2014
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2013/09/22 Fairchild TV Interview Emily Cheung

On September 22, 2013, Fairchild TV Toronto, the largest Chinese TV station in Canada, interviewed LPGC’s artistic director Emily Cheung. Emily talked to the host of “City Leisure Talk” about...

04th Nov 2014
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2014/11/01 Cathay Ball Photos

2014 Cathay Ball fundraiser was a resounding success. We performed Flying Apsara as one of the featured presentations of the night. We want to thank the Mon Sheong Foundation for...

22nd Oct 2014
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Cathay Ball 2014, Mon Sheong Foundation, 11/1

Little Pear Garden Collective is honourned to perform in the Cathay Ball 2014, fundraiser event for the Mon Sheong Foundation which is celebrating its 50th anniversary of helping the seniors...

06th Sep 2014
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Yunnan Extravaganza: a Bride’s Journey Trailer

Yunnan, located in southwest province of China and is characterized by its multi-ethnic diversity, nurtures a rich cultural and artistic environment. The story of “A Bride’s Journey” began in a...

08th Aug 2014
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Venom of Love Theatrical Trailer

It has only been less than three months since the premiere of our 20th anniversary full length production, and it seems to be a good time to roll out a...

05th Aug 2014
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2014-07-12 Harbourfront China Now Photos

Check out our photo album for the China Now event took place on July 12th, presented by Harbourfront Centre. Our dancers performed a one-hour show which thrilled the audience with...

18th Jun 2014
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Audition 2014-07-18

We are holding an audition for our education program in 2014 and 2015. Minimum 10 years of dance training and performance experience. Knowledge of Chinese folk and traditional dances a...

15th Jun 2014
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7/12, Harbourfront “China Now” Festival

LPGC is thrilled to be part of this new and exciting festival, China Now by Harbourfront, which boasts incredible number of visiting artists from China (over 70). Come see us...

11th Jun 2014
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5/16 “Little Pear, Big Dream” Fundraiser Photos

On the night of May 16th, we held our very first company fundraiser event at Pearl Harbourfront Restaurant right after our Venom of Love show. The Venom dancers were introduced...

08th Jun 2014
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2014/06/07 Unionville Festival Performance

We were presented by Flato Markham Theatre at the annual Unionville Festival in Unionville, Markham. The weather was gorgeous and the crowd buoyant. We performed the Yunnan Extravaganza of Miao,...

02nd Jun 2014
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2014/05/24 Heart & Stroke Performance

Heart & Stroke Gala: Sing for Your Heart was a great success. Our story of a Yunnan bride’s wedding ignited the passion in every audience’s heart. The dance set described...