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...

20th Feb 2014

Project Dancer – Brendan Wyatt

Canadian dance artist and performer Brendan Wyatt was born in rural Saskatchewan. He started dancing at the age of four and later spent nine years training at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg...

20th Feb 2014

Project Dancer – Megumi Kokuba

Megumi Kokuba was born in Okinawa, the southernmost island of Japan. She studied ballet from the age of two with her inspiring teacher Kikuko Nanjo. After graduating from Junior College...

19th Feb 2014

Project Dancer – Brandy Leary

Brandy creates contemporary performances through dance based entry points. Her work has been produced in Canada, Europe, India and the USA in theatres, urban environments, festivals, museums and isolated landscapes....

18th Feb 2014

Project Dancer – Malgorzata Nowacka

Malgorzata Nowacka started performing at the age of 17 in Warsaw Poland. Her formative training background includes ballet at the School of Classical and Contemporary Dance directed by Bengt Jorgen...

18th Feb 2014

Project Dancer – Irvin Chow

Irvin Chow graduated with a BFA in Dance program at York University. Throughout the years he has danced in projects by: Angela Blumberg, Debra Brown, Susan Cash, Jasmyn Fyffe, Robert...

17th Feb 2014

Project Dancer – Sze-Yang Ade-Lam

Sze-Yang is a queer east asian dance artist and educator who does not identify with society’s confining definitions of what it means to be a man or woman. At 13...

21st Jan 2014

McKee Public School Education Day

Today we visited McKee Public School and performed for 600 students. We showed them a variety of Chinese dance styles, from the folk dances of Miao (苗) and Mongolian (蒙古),...

13th Jan 2014

British Columbia Education Tour (2014)

We will be touring the schools in British Columbia and teach the students about Chinese dance aesthetics. Over a period of two months, we will visit 44 locations and perform...

11th Aug 2013

Audition 2013-09-28

We are holding an audition for our major production and education tour in 2014. Must have 10+ years of dance training and professional performance experience.

02nd May 2013

Library Tour (2013)

LPGC will be performing at libraries in the heart of the city. Come visit us and learn a trick or two in Chinese dance!

02nd May 2013

Dance Audition (2013)

We are looking for trained dancers who are interested in learning Chinese dance aesthetics and participating in future LPGC performances.

25th Apr 2013

Biography of Ming-Shen Ku

An active dance teacher, choreographer and dancer, Ms. Ku was born and raised in Taiwan, the Republic of China. She started her early dance training in Ballet at the age...