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...

02nd Oct 2012

Project Dancer – Claire Wang

Claire Wang started dancing since she was 12 years old. A native of China’s Henan province, she pursued a full time study at Shanghai Dance School between 2001 – 2011...

01st Oct 2012

Chief Information Officer – Kenneth Cheung

28th Sep 2012

Feng – Chinese Contemporary Dance (2012)

Feng (Wind/Breeze) – A Collage of Six short contemporary choreographies on various emotions and stages of wind inspired by Chinese myths and poetry. Choreographed by our Artist in Residence, Jack...

20th Sep 2012

Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre

Date: Sept 22, 2012 Location: Regent Park Arts and Cultural Center

14th Sep 2012

Fortune Cooking Festival 2012

Amazing performances this weekend by Little Pear Garden Collective at Harbourfront Centre Redpath Stage! Free event with workshops for everyone! Put on your dancing shoe and see you this Sunday...

03rd Sep 2012

Company Dancer – Cindy Yip

Cindy Yip graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy with excellence then further trained at the Central University of Ethnicity in China. Exploring other Asian dances, Miss Yip performed in traditional...

30th Aug 2012

Project Dancer – Tia Lu

Tia began dancing at the age of 3 and has been in love with it ever since. She is professionally trained in various genres including Ballet, Chinese Classical and Ethnic...

29th Aug 2012

Jack Shi

Jack Shi specializes in Chinese Classical dance. He graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy as a senior lecturer at the education department. He has been engaged in teaching and directing...

08th Aug 2012

Project Dancer – Melissa Yang

Toronto native, Melissa Yang, graduated from York University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Specialized Honours in Dance. As Captain of the York Dance Team, she led the team to...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Alison Friedman

Alison M. Friedman is the founding director of Ping Pong Productions, a producing and consulting organization headquartered in Beijing with the mission of cultural diplomacy. Clients include TAO Dance Theater,...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Jeffrey Chan

Jeffrey Chan is the founder of the Wu Ming Dance Project whose goal is to express Asian philosophies and contemporary social identities through modern dance. Chan started dance training in Hong Kong...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Chengxin Wei

A native of Dalian, China, Chengxin graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy in 1997, where he studied classical Chinese dance for eleven years and received his BFA degree. He subsequently...