"Artistic and technical mastery with fun, creativity, and themes from nerd culture." - Broadway World
Experience nerd delight! Hang with the bellydancing Wookiee, firespinning superheroes, and sword-wielding villains for a brand-new production of fire, cosplay, and wonder every other month - we'll pay tribute to everything from X-Men to Star Wars, Doctor Who to Silent Hill, Super Mario Bros to Sandman.
After the show: Enjoy a specialty cocktail, get a photo to take home, and meet the performers!
"Never seen a Wookiee bellydance? This can be remedied." - MSN
Voted "Best Dance Troupe" (runner up) by the Chicago Reader, Raks Geek is the premiere bellydance, flow arts, and fire performance company by geeks for geeks - they broke the internet's collective brain with a viral video of a Wookiee bellydancing to a four-piece Klingon band. Raks Geek is based in Chicago, but they've made waves nationally and internationally on MSN, The Daily Mail, and WGN-TV.
"Absolutely electric from the moment they took the stage." - Third Coast Review
Limited capacity. Patrons must be up to date on vaccines.
This show is limited to patrons who are up-to-date (i.e. fully-vaccinated + boosted if eligible) or fully-vaccinated + recovered from COVID within the last 3 months. Limited tickets available - the theatre will be at no more than 65% capacity. Diligent masking required.
For proof of recovery we can accept a photo, printout, etc. of your test results - a dated photo of a rapid test is fine. (If you have questions, please email email@example.com prior to the show.)
Founded by Dawn Xiana Moon, Raks Geek showcases the talents of bellydancers and object manipulators who are each stars in their own right: They've performed everywhere from the Spain to Argentina and dance for hundreds of people every week.
Company members include Kamrah, who has taught and performed at Tribal Fest (the largest fusion bellydance festival in the world); Lee Na-Moo, winner of the 2010 Chicago Oriental Dance Competition, member of modern/contemporary company Joel Hall Dancers, and touring cast with Bellydance Evolution; Gaea Lady, who won "Best Debut" and "Most Classic" at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2016 and is ranked internationally in the Top 50 Most Influential Burlesque Artists (2018, 2019); Michi Trota, Hugo Award winner and former board member of the Chicago Full Moon Fire Jams; and director Dawn Xiana Moon, who was named "Best Stage Performer" (2019, 2020) and "Best Dancer" (2019) by the Chicago Reader and recently appeared on Britain's Got Talent.