The 5 Elements Venom of Love Venom of Love Feng Feng Bitter Tea Bitter Tea Chinese Classical and Indigenous Chinese Classical and Indigenous 1994 – 2014

The 5 Elements

Choreography inspired by Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth.
Photo credits: Janna Cheng-Brown, Tam Kam Chiu

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 Dance Company.

 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 Apr 2017

2017 Summer Intensive

SUMMER INTENSIVE Summer Intensive is a rewarding two-week training opportunity for dancers age 15 and up hosted by the Little Pear Garden Dance Company. We are excited to announce dance...

10th Mar 2017

2017 Prologue Education Tour

Sharing beautiful arts with students, and getting inspired by their positive feedback in return.

02nd Mar 2017

2017-03-03 Private Class with Shanghai Dance Theatre

What a beautiful and amazing night with the lead soloists from the premiere Shanghai Dance Theatre. The award winning dancers walked us through their gold medal choreography “overflow, slowly 漫,慢”...

29th Jan 2017

2017 Dragon Ball Media Mention

OMNI News reporting Dragon Ball, showing our Wa dance and Flash Mob.

28th Jan 2017

2017-01-28 Dragon Ball

Amazing time with amazing performers at Dragon Ball!

25th Jan 2017

2017-01-25 Dance Ontario Danceweekend

We were thrilled to perform the Canadian premiere of the rarely seen tribal dances from the Wa nation at Dance Ontario’s 2017 Danceweekend. The Wa people are an ethnic group...

26th Nov 2016

2016 Photos of ‘The 5 Elements’

Photos of The 5 Elements show by various photographers Sze-Yang Ade-Lam, Emily Cheung, Emily Law, Tia Lu, Cindy Yip Natasha Poon Woo Benjamin Landsberg Dance Projects Peggy Margarita Soria Yui...

25th Nov 2016

The 5 Elements a success!

‘The 5 Elements’ had a successful showing at the Studio Theatre of Harbourfront Theatre. Five very different dance vocabularies showcased the diversity and creativeness of our featured choreographers: Cindy Yip,...

20th Nov 2016

2016-11-20 Co-present in Ottawa

Co-presenting celebration of Mme Dai Ailian William Lau Emily Cheung Cindy Yip Carman Chu Alena Loboda Yui Ugai

12th Oct 2016

The 5 Elements Interview Video

It’s always more intriguing to get behind the scene and have a peek at the creative process. Listen to what our choreographers have to say about their design process and...

10th Oct 2016

2016 The 5 Elements

Links Interview of the choreographers: 5 Elements and its Choreographers Ticket Office: NextSteps series, Harbourfront Centre, Studio Theatre Our contemporary full-length show, part of Harbourfront’s NextSteps 16-17 season, will be...

14th Aug 2016

2016 Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to Little Pear Garden Dance Company’s annual general meeting. Come for a recap of what we have accomplished in 2016, speak with some of our dancers,...

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