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...

30th Apr 2014

VOL sneak peek – Deer demon

Makeup Artist/Costume Designer: Marissa Clemence. Dancer: Malgorzata Nowacka. Photo by: Victor Tan Venom of Love, 8pm, May 15 – 17, Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront, part of NextSteps series. Purchase Show...

29th Apr 2014

Premiere – Venom of Love Trailer

Celebrating International Dance Day, we are premiering the trailer of our 20th anniversary show – Venom of Love. Venom of Love, 8pm, May 15 – 17, Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront,...

29th Apr 2014

VOL sneak peek – Demon Queen

Makeup Artist/Costume Designer: Marissa Clemence. Dancer: Brandy Leary. Photo by: Victor Tan Venom of Love, 8pm, May 15 – 17, Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront, part of NextSteps series. Purchase Show...

27th Apr 2014

BC Tour – 2nd Trip Begins Today

Location: Toronto, ON to Kamloop, BC Weather, Toronto: Mostly cloudy, 8°C Weather, Kamloops: Scattered clouds, 10°C After one month of rehabilitation, our 2nd round of BC tour begins today for...

26th Apr 2014

VOL sneak peek – Monkey Demon

Makeup Artist/Costume Designer: Marissa Clemence. Dancer: Irvin Chow. Photo by: Victor Tan Venom of Love, 8pm, May 15 – 17, Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront, part of NextSteps series. Purchase Show...

26th Apr 2014

VOL sneak peek – Bird Demon

Makeup Artist/Costume Designer: Marissa Clemence. Dancer: Sze-Yang Ade-Lam. Photo by: Victor Tan Venom of Love, 8pm, May 15 – 17, Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront, part of NextSteps series. Purchase Show...

25th Apr 2014

2014 Fundraiser – Little Pear, Big Dreams! 5/16

Little Pear Garden Collective is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and is offering more performances, educational programs and training opportunities than ever before in our company’s history.   Come...

23rd Apr 2014

National Dance Week @ Flato

Yesterday we held two workshops and two performances at Flato Markham Theatre. There were 50 workshop participants and 600 in audience. We saw students of all ages learn earnestly the...

22nd Apr 2014

NextSteps presents: Venom of Love, 5/15 – 5/17, 2014

BUY VENOM OF LOVE ONLINE at: Harbourfront Online Box Office We will be performing at Harbourfront’s Fleck Theatre a full-length production, “Venom of Love”, as part of the NextSteps 2013-14...

16th Apr 2014

Venom on Globe & Mail

      We are honoured and thrilled to be mentioned by the one and only Paula Citron in today’s Globe & Mail as one of the five dance events...

08th Apr 2014

Markham Flato Theatre, National Dance Week 4/22

Join us on April 22nd at Flato Markham Theatre to kick off the celebration of National Dance Week! We have been invited by Flato Markham Theatre to host a workshop...

01st Apr 2014

Venom – Harbourfront Media Release

Link: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/NextSteps-Media-Release-FINAL.pdf FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Taking the NextStep: Harbourfront Centre announces an ‘on pointe’ 2013-14 dance season TORONTO, ON (July 23, 2013) – Building on the two-time Dora Mavor Moore award-winning...