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Chimera Project

The Chimera Project – Silly Billy

Come on a journey celebrating the beauty of individuality in this unique show where First Nations traditions and western dance and theatre meet. Silly Billy is a story about a rare white buffalo, unhappy with his uniqueness, who goes on a quest to find the magical Unicorn in the hopes of emulating this mythical creature.  Through adventures, obstacles, misunderstandings and mishaps, Billy discovers his own self-worth, embraces his difference, and takes his place alongside the Unicorn as the legendary great white buffalo of the plains.

First Nations Dance workshops are also available.

Booking Details
School In-Person Performance Fee: $975 + HST
Audience Size: 300
School In-Person Workshop Fee: $405 + HST
Audience Size: 50
Grades: K - 4
Language: English
Availability: November 11 - 15, 2024 (more dates tba)
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts: Storytelling, Oral Communication
Literature: Mythology, Folk Tales, Reading
Fine Arts: Dance, Drama, Choreography and Movement
Indigenous Education
Indigenous Issues
Teacher Resources
Study Guide
Tech Rider
Note for schools: please disregard accommodation section
About Chimera Project
The Chimera Project Dance Theatre is a Toronto-based contemporary dance company recognized for its energy-charged physicality and inquisitive content. Established by founding artistic director Malgorzata Nowacka-May in 1999, Chimera’s mission is to create and produce original dance in theatres and on film, and to develop educational programming. Described as the “most exciting” and “most original in Canada” (The Globe and Mail), Chimera’s presence garnered accolades including Top 10 performances of the year in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, NOW, and FASHION. Chimera aims to transcends limits, navigating the space between urban and rural duality, small and large endeavors, and reimagining of traditional techniques. Photos of Silly Billy by David Hou featuring Emma Curtis and Arik Pipestem