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Little Pear Garden Dance Company

The Tales of Goddesses and a Painter

In this story exploring the creation of cave paintings along the Silk Road, audience members follow the Chinese Empire’s best painter as he travels and is inspired by the many cultures along the way. This visually stunning performance introduces the history of the Silk Road through classic Chinese storytelling and dance. Audience members will be called to participate to learn some basic movements from a number of ethnic dance styles.

Dances of China: A Celebration of Asian Heritage in Canada

In this virtual workshop, students will learn a number of Chinese dance styles and their connections to history and geography.  At the end of the workshop, students will have time to talk to the LPGDC members in a live Q & A.

Booking Details
Public School In-Person Performance Fee: $1,707 + HST
Private School In-Person Performance Fee: $2,195 + HST
Audience Size: 300
School Virtual Performance Fee: $610 + HST
Audience Size: 500
Virtual format: fully live
Grades: K - 12
Language: English
Availability: April / May 2025
Curriculum Connections
Introduction to Chinese culture and history
Dance as a means of storytelling
Cross Curricular Connections
Character Development
Equity & Inclusion
Teacher Resources
Study Guide
Performance Set-Up Requirements:
- Access to space 30 minutes prior
- 30' wide x 25' deep performance area
- Dancers need access to the closest change room for quick changes during the performance
About Little Pear Garden Dance Company
The company started in 1994 as a Peking Opera collective, then transformed into a professional dance company in 2007. The Little Pear Garden Dance Company is one of the most sought after dance troupes in Canada. Inspired by the rich and diverse tapestry of Chinese dance vocabularies, the Company has created an acclaimed and powerful body of work that encompasses both classical and contemporary productions, warmly received by audience of all ages and cultures. The Company is actively involved in many projects of dance development and promotion, and has enjoyed a consistent presence in festivals, performing seasons and tours. Their current artistic director is Ms. Emily Wing-Mei Cheung.