Media

"'Let the Wookiee dance' indeed." - MSN.com

Selected Press

"This is exactly how you wanted to see a Wookiee your entire life!"

- WGN-TV

"This group of world-class bellydancers differentiates themselves from the crowd with a geeky shtick that covers fandoms from Trek to Dr. Who and Portal. And again, they’re amazingly talented."

- Third Coast Review

"Lifelong geeks who bring a love and expertise in science fiction, technology, research science, and comics."

- Broadway World

"The coolest dance company on Earth."

- Jedi Funtime

"There is no show in Chicago I can recommend more."

- Mighty Ink Comics

"The performers blend artistic and technical mastery with their favorite themes from nerd culture, resulting in performances that are mesmerizing to watch and a joy to behold. "

- Uncanny Magazine

"Don't hesitate to see this show!"

- ChicagoNow

"These aren’t just some cosplayers that thought they could dance. No. Raks Geek is a group of professionals who have performed all over the world, from Spain to Argentina. Their members have won awards from all over. They perform hundreds of shows every year and have been featured on MSN, The Daily Mail, and UK Channel 4."

- Tabletop Gaming News

"Imagine all your favorite geekery blended with fire spinning and belly dance. Yes, it’s a sight to behold.

- Mighty Ink Comics

"If you ever wanted to see a bellydancing Wookiee, this is where you look."

- Bleeding Cool

"Set phasers to stunning."

- The Daily Mail (UK)

Videos

 Incredible cast of talent... These performers bring our kind of fandom alive... 

- Another Castle

Upcoming Productions

Show poster: Raks Inferno

Raks Inferno: A Halloween Circus Cabaret

Friday, October 14 at 9pm
The Newport Theater
956 W. Newport Ave. | Chicago, IL 60657
Tickets: $29-$39
Ages 16+

Join Raks Inferno for a Halloween speakeasy featuring firespinners, bellydancers, and circus artists who have performed around the world, dazzling and inspiring audiences from Germany to Morocco, Costa Rica to the Czech Republic. "When sexy meets dangerous, it’s badass.”

After the show: Enjoy a specialty cocktail, get a photo to take home, and meet the performers.

We won't cosplay in this show, but we will amaze you with badass bellydance, circus, and fire.

Get your tickets soon - these shows regularly sell out!

Limited capacity (max 65%). Patrons must be fully vaccinated + boosted (i.e. at least 1 booster dose if eligible). Masks required.

SALE: Get 20% off tickets! Use code HALLOWEEN. Ends Friday 9/23.

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Raks Geek: Geek + Bellydance + Fire - Newport Theater: Nerd Bellydance and Fire Performance

Raks Geek: A Sci-Fi + Fantasy Speakeasy

Friday, November 11 at 9pm

Newport Theater
956 W Newport Ave. | Chicago, IL 60657
Tickets: $25-$39
Ages 16+

Experience nerd delight! Hang with the bellydancing Wookiee, firespinning superheroes, and sword-wielding villains for fire, cosplay, and wonder in an intimate speakeasy - every other month, we pay tribute to fandoms from X-Men to Star Wars, Doctor Who to Silent Hill, Super Mario Bros to Lord of the Rings.

After the show: Enjoy a specialty cocktail, get a photo to take home, and meet the performers!

Get your tickets soon - these shows regularly sell out!

Limited capacity (max 65%). Patrons must be fully vaccinated + boosted (i.e. at least 1 booster dose if eligible). Masks required.

Tickets on sale soon!


Other Performances

Raks Geek at Chicon 8- Worldcon Chicago

Raks Geek at Chicon Masquerade

Saturday, September 3 at 8pm

Chicon 8 - Worldcon Chicago
Chicago, IL
All Ages

We're excited to be performing during the Masquerade halftime while judges deliberate! Look out for Silent Hill contortion, a sword-wielding Loki, and more.

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Raks Geek has performed at venues including Navy Pier, University of Chicago, Gen Con, DisCon (Worldcon - Washington, DC), Wizard World Chicago, Uptown Underground, Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, Oak Lawn Public Library, Chicago TARDIS, Chicago Parks District, and Kenosha Public Library.

Our performers have also delighted audiences at the London Palladium (UK), Field Museum, Untitled, Tribal Fest (Sebastopol, CA), Metro, Alhambra Palace, University of Illinois - Chicago, International Festival of Oriental Dance (Spain), Atomic Lollipop (Canada), Chicago Full Moon Fire Jam, Envision Festival (Costa Rica), Bellydance Evolution (Germany), and more as soloists and with other performance companies.