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...

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Individual Donors

Little Pear Garden Dance Company relies on the generous support of our members and donors. We would like to sincerely thank them and acknowledge them for their continual financial support...

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Corporate Donors

It is easy to become our event or corporate sponsors/donors! Platinum $1000+ 2 Show Tickets; 2 Fundraiser Tickets; Mention in all event promotion for 2 years; Mention in website sponsorship...

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Government Support

LPGC is funded and supported by various levels of government art agencies. Their support is both a recognition and encouragement to our endeavor in art.

01st Nov 2007

Community Partners

Our Partner Organizations Chinese Canadian Council of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario The Chinese Canadian Council of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario is a group of committed, hard...

13th Jan 2007

Contemporary Dance in China

As in the rest of the world, modern dance in China exists in all forms. Since the twentieth century, a new form combining Chinese and western dance vocabularies has emerged...

13th Jan 2007

Minority National Folk Dance

Shao Shu Min Zu Wu Dao (少數民族舞蹈), or minority nationality dances are primarily performed for entertainment and may be improvised by the dancer. There are fifty-six different minority nationalities in...

13th Jan 2007

Han 漢 Folk Dance

The second major Chinese dance cateogry is the Han folk dance, which has some unique characteristics that distinguish it from minority folk or nationality dances. Examples include: The use of...

13th Jan 2007

Chinese Classical Dance

One major category of Chinese dance is called Gu Dian Wu Dao which means classical dance. China is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Therefore, there are many “classical” periods...

13th Jan 2007

Peking Opera

These pages are meant to guide new and audiences not yet familiar with Peking opera towards a better appreciation of Peking opera. Click on the menu to your right to...

13th Jan 2007

Traditional Art

Learn About The Arts 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...

13th Sep 2006

Golden Voice and Iron Dance (2006)

Come join us and celebrate the life of Peking Opera Master, Shang Xiao Yun at Betty Oliphant Theatre.