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)

Photos

Videos

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

- Another Castle

Upcoming Performances

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

Raks Geek: A Xenomorph Holiday Special

Friday, Dec. 13 at 8pm (doors at 7:30pm)

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

"Mesmerizing." - Uncanny Magazine

A Xenomorph Holiday Special: Bursting with cheer!

Hang with the bellydancing Wookiee, firespinning superheroes, and sword-wielding villains for a brand-new production of fire, nerdery, and wonder every other month - we'll pay tribute to everything from the X-Men to Star Wars, Doctor Who to Silent Hill, Super Mario Bros to Sandman. It's a veritable cornucopia of nerdy delights. (But not the kind you have to fight to the death for.)

So grab a Romulan Ale, help raise money for local non-profit orgs, and geek out - don't miss one of the most unique experiences in the Alpha Quadrant!

A portion of proceeds will forgive medical debt (at pennies on the dollar) through RIP Medical Debt.

CYBER WEEK DEAL: Get 15% off tickets!
Use code RIPLEY. Ends 12/8.

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Raks Inferno: Fire + Flow Arts + Bellydance at Newport Theater

Raks Inferno: The Roaring 20s

Friday, Jan. 10 at 8pm (doors at 7:30pm)

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

"When sexy meets dangerous, it’s badass.” Join Raks Inferno for unique shows every month featuring firespinners, bellydancers, and object manipulators who have performed around the world, dazzling and inspiring audiences from Germany to Morocco, Costa Rica to the Czech Republic! We won't nerd out this show, but we will amaze you with badass bellydance and fire!

Sparkles, shimmies, and revolution: Welcome to the 2020s.

CYBER WEEK DEAL: Get 20% off tickets!
Use code NEWYEAR. Ends 12/8.

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

Raks Geek: My Nerdy Valentine

Friday, Feb. 14 at 8pm (doors at 7:30pm)

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

"Mesmerizing." - Uncanny Magazine

What's better than nerd love? Geek out with us for Valentine's Day! (Single? The Wookiee is happy to be your valentine this year!)

Hang with the bellydancing Wookiee, firespinning superheroes, and sword-wielding villains for a brand-new production of fire, nerdery, and wonder every other month - we'll pay tribute to everything from the X-Men to Star Wars, Doctor Who to Silent Hill, Super Mario Bros to Sandman. It's a veritable cornucopia of nerdy delights. (But not the kind you have to fight to the death for.)

So grab a Romulan Ale, help raise money for local non-profit orgs, and geek out - don't miss one of the most unique experiences in the Alpha Quadrant!

Tickets on sale soon!

Raks Inferno: Fire + Flow Arts + Bellydance at Newport Theater

Raks Inferno: Superstition

Friday, March 13 at 8pm (doors at 7:30pm)

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

"When sexy meets dangerous, it’s badass.” Join Raks Inferno for unique shows every month featuring firespinners, bellydancers, and object manipulators who have performed around the world, dazzling and inspiring audiences from Germany to Morocco, Costa Rica to the Czech Republic! We won't nerd out this show, but we will amaze you with badass bellydance and fire!

Tickets on sale soon!

Raks Geek has performed at venues including the University of Chicago, Gen Con, Wizard World Chicago, Uptown Underground, Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, Oak Lawn Public Library, Mayne Stage, Chi-Fi, Viaduct Theatre, Prop Thtr, Chicago TARDIS, Public House Theatre, and Kenosha Public Library. Our bellydancers and flow artists/firespinners have also performed at venues including the The 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), and Bellydance Evolution (Germany) as soloists and with other performance companies.