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 ...

More

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...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Dr. Lin Yatin

Dr. LIN Yatin teaches at the Dance College of the Taipei National University of the Arts. She received her Ph.D. in Dance History and Theory from University of California, Riverside, and...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Tao Ye

Tao Ye is a graduate of the Chongqing Dance School in Chongqing, China. After dancing with the Shanghai Army Song & Dance Ensemble, he joined Jin Xing Dance Theater in 2003 where he...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Lee Su-Feh

Studying children’s theatre and dance, both traditional and contemporary, she was indelibly marked by teachers who strove to find a contemporary Asian expression out of the remnants of colonialism and...

25th Feb 2012

Biography of Yvonne Ng

  Yvonne Ng graduated with a BFA Honours from York University (Toronto, Canada), is a dancer, choreographer, presenter, producer, curator, arts educator and artistic director of tiger princess dance projects...

04th Oct 2011

Bitter Tea (2011)

A new collaborative creation from Jeffrey Chan and Jack Shi–a performance inspired by the life story of Ruan Lingyu, the greatest actress of silent films in China. Ruan inspires women...

01st May 2011

Japan Earthquake Relief Concert (2011)

Come join us at the Japan Earthquake Relief Concert and contribute whatever you can to help the suffering people in Japan.

13th Apr 2011

Asian Heritage Month Festival (2011)

Come join us at the Asian Heritage Month Festival showcase, featuring a Chinese Persian dance piece Xi Shi: Memoir of the Cursed choreographed by Emily Cheung and Sashar Zarif. 

04th Oct 2010

The Four Beauties of China (2010)

Presenting the four most beautiful and gorgeous women in Chinese history. Collaborating with four other choreographers, Artistic Director Cheung took on a new approach in various styles of dance and...

13th Jan 2010

Audition 2010

We are looking for 3-4 female solo dancers. Opportunities to dance for three wonderful choreographers.

24th Feb 2009

Demysterfying Chinese Aesthetics – Chinese Opera and Dance Symposium (2009)

Demystifying Chinese Aesthetics is a one-day symposium aimed to enrich audience participants appreciation of Chinese opera and Chinese dance, as well as to encourage collaborations among different cultural arts. The...

22nd Sep 2008

Phantom Rose (2008)

A romantic evening filled with daring new works marks the premier of Little Pear Garden Collectives new Artistic Director, Emily Cheung. The dances being showcased are part of Emily’s vision...

01st Nov 2007

Volunteers

We want to thank you, our volunteers for selflessly gave us your time and talent. You are part of the LPGDC family. Charles Chan Alton Wong Raymond Shum Clive Hannah...