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...

25th Apr 2013

Biography of William Yong

William Yong was trained at the London Contemporary Dance School in England and was admitted to the Master of Arts with distinction by University of Kent. In the last year...

06th Apr 2013

Sing for Your Heart, May 25th, 2013

Sing for Your Heart is a glamorous black tie fundraising gala which embraces musical talents, a delicious dinner, spectacular prizes and auction items. This annual gala is the biggest fundraising...

22nd Jan 2013

Chinese Contemporary Dance Aesthetics–Chinese Dance Symposium (2013)

As part of the celebration of Little Pear Garden Collective’s twentieth Anniversary in 2013-2014, in association with Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage, we presented Chinese contemporary dance aesthetics–a symposium and workshop...

21st Jan 2013

Music Concert “The Breath of Life” (2013)

Via Salzburg Chamber Ensemble welcomes the Chinese Year of the Snake with another one of the cross cultural programs that have become its hallmark. Artistic Director Emily Cheung will perform...

23rd Oct 2012

President – Dr. Kenneth Fung

Dr. Kenneth Fung is a Staff Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of the Asian Initiative in Mental Health Program at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. He is also Associate...

23rd Oct 2012

Treasurer – Megan Schroeder

Megan Schroeder is a Dance Educator with the Toronto District School Board. For the last 7 years, she has been employed by Claude Watson School for the Arts where she...

23rd Oct 2012

Secretary – Arlene Chan

Third-generation Chinese Canadian, Arlene retired as a manager/librarian after 30 years at the Toronto Public Library to pursue consultancy and writing. The author of five books, including The Chinese in...

23rd Oct 2012

Membership Officer – Dr. Dickson Liu

Dickson is an art lover and enthusiast. He has been a strong supporter of LPGC for the last 5 years and has a vested interest in the company’s success. His...

08th Oct 2012

Company Dancer – Karen Chen

Karen grew up in Toronto, Ontario, where she had the pleasure of learning ballet from various ballet studios around Toronto, including the National Ballet School. Over the past few years,...

07th Oct 2012

Company Dancer – Carman Chu

Carman started dancing at an early age and her passion in dance has kept her grounded throughout life. She is a Chinese dance instructor certified by the Beijing Dance Academy....

03rd Oct 2012

Company Dancer – Theresa Fung

Born in Toronto, Theresa is extensively trained in ballet, jazz, acro, contemporary, hip-hop, modern, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics.  She graduated from York with a B.FA honors and B.Ed. She is...

02nd Oct 2012

Company Dancer – Justin Lui

Justin Lui is a dancer and current company member of the Little Pear Garden Collective. He was born in Toronto and began dancing at age 13, and has since trained...