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...

14th Mar 2014

BC Blog – 3/14, 2014, End of Tour One

Location: Tahsis, Zeballos, Kyuqote Weather: 9°C, Rain Melissa The one thing which impressed me the most of the first tour was the family dynamic and openness of Kyoquot, Zeballos and...

13th Mar 2014

BC Blog – 3/12, 2014

Location: Gold River, Tahsis Weather: 7°C, mostly cloudy Yesterday was a long road trip from Victoria to Gold River. But it was well worth it after seeing the wonderful children...

10th Mar 2014

BC Blog – 3/10, 2014

Location: Victoria Weather: 10°C, a few clouds Beautiful Victoria. Beautiful Butchart Garden

09th Mar 2014

BC Blog – 3/09, 2014

Location: Victoria Weather: 11°C, Rain For the past two days, after a full week of snow, sweat and performances, we finally could get some R&R back in Vancouver. Gratefully enjoyed...

05th Mar 2014

BC Blog – 3/05, 2014

Location: Hope Weather: 2°C, light rain Melissa: OMG I died again…this girl’s like I liked your dances. You’re super cool! And then another girl hung out with us while we...

04th Mar 2014

BC Blog – 3/04, 2014

Location: Hope Weather: 0°C, light rain Melissa: Today was good. The first school Coquihalla Elementary was younger kids. They were adorable and loved it. One girl I picked for the...

03rd Mar 2014

BC Blog – 3/03, 2014

Location: Hope Weather: -3°C, light snow Wow, BC is as affected by the Arctic vortex as the rest of the country – SNOW! Due to the inclement weather, performances at...

02nd Mar 2014

BC Blog – 3/02, 2014

Location: Hope Weather: Snowy, -4°C Today we arrive at Hope, BC. The road was snowy. Saw a truck rolled over into the ditch. But we arrived safely and are in...

01st Mar 2014

BC Blog – 2/28, 2014

Tia: Loved the front row kids from this morning Melissa: Ya! One girl was waving with 2 finger sword hand!

26th Feb 2014

BC Blog – 2/26, 2014

Location: Vancouver Weather: 3°C. Partly Cloudy. Continue our week long performance at Vancouver’s Michael J. Fox Theatre.

24th Feb 2014

BC Blog – 2/24, 2014

Location: Vancouver Weather: 2°C. Snow. Follow our blog as we travel through the beautiful British Columbia!          

23rd Feb 2014

BC Tour Begins

On the glorious morning of Sunday Feb 23rd, when Canada Men’s Hockey Team won the gold medal in Sochi, we sent off our BC troupe on their way to LPGC’s...