3/13, 2015 Bitter Tea 5/15 – 5/17 Successful Venom of Love 1994 – 2014

3/13, 2015 Bitter Tea

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

5/15 – 5/17 Successful 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...

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...

24th May 2014
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6/07 Unionville Festival

Come and enjoy us performing traditional Chinese folk dances and participate in the Spring spirit of Unionville Festival! Free performances from 2pm to 5pm at the main stage of Unionville...

21st May 2014
Performance at Mount Elizabeth Theatre, Kitimat (by Sab)

BC Blog – 5/21, 2014

Location: Terrace, BC Weather: Light rain, 9°C We are into our final week of the BC tour, just 8 more days to go. We have been putting the BC teacher’s...

20th May 2014
From Left: Theresa Fung, Irvin Chow, Emily Cheung, Brendan Wyatt, Karen Chan.

Bitter Tea Excerpt Night

Date: 5/12, 2014 Location: Flato Markham Theatre Event: Flato Markham Theatre Diamond Performance Series 2014-2015 VIP night Performance Date: 8pm, Friday March 13th, 2015, Flato Markham Theatre Bitter Tea marked...

20th May 2014
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VOL Performance Shots (2)

More pictures from Venom of Love. “Venom of Love is a tale of serpent-demons and mortals entwined in forbidden romance. Love, jealousy and betrayal are the active ingredients in a...