The 5 Elements Dance Film Online Premiere

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The 5 Elements Dance Film Online Premiere

The 5 Elements dance film features 5 choreographers from across Canada as they bring to life the ancient Chinese philosophy of 5 elements.

By Little Pear Garden Dance Company

When and where

Date and time

Thu, Mar 2, 2023 4:00 PM - Sun, Apr 2, 2023 7:00 PM PST



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About this event

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The 5 Elements is a dance film that features 5 choreographers who travelled to 5 provinces in Canada with their given elements (metal, wood, water, fire and earth). It is a site- specific dance piece that combines the understanding of the Canadian landscape along with Chinese philosophy.

Viewing of The 5 Elements will be available from March 2nd, 2023- April 2nd, 2023.

Collaborating with five diverse Canadian choreographers from across the country to celebrate the 5 elements while highlighting five unique and iconic locations in Canada. Through the artistic visions of these different artists, the film takes us on a journey to the Union Station at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nipissing University & Lake Nipissing First Nation at North Bay, Ontario, Polly’s Cove & Peggy's Cove at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Barnet Marine Park at Burnaby, British Columbia, and Le Centre d'Art Marcel Gagnon at Sainte-Flavie, Quebec. Featuring choreographers, Emily Cheung, Samantha Sutherland, Jiapei Ma, Chengxin Wei, and Lydia Zimmer.

The film was captured through the lens of renowned videographers Manuel Garcia and Karen Lam (Vancouver), and included a range of musical arrangements from original classical Chinese compositions to popular contemporary songs.

Five Choreographers, Five Provinces, Five Elements.

The 5 Elements is generously sponsored by the Canadian Council for the Arts, Digital Now Grant.

Little Pear Garden Dance Company is publicly sponsored by Canadian Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council.

About the organizer

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 acclaimed and powerful body of work that encompasses both the 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. Our current artistic director is Ms. Emily Wing-Mei Cheung.