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

Livestream Shows

All in-person live shows have been postponed due to COVID-19. Please join us online instead!

Show poster: Raks Inferno: BLM Solidarity + Pride Edition

Raks Inferno: BLM Solidarity + Pride Edition

Friday, June 26 at 8pm Central

Streaming to Facebook Live: Raks Geek
Free Admission, Donations Accepted
All Ages

We've never been quiet about racial injustice, LGBTQ+ equality, or the fact that trans rights are human rights. It's personal: Most of us are LGBTQ+, and most of us are POC (specifically, Asian American).

We believe Black Lives Matter.

So this month we're partnering with Lighthouse Foundation - we're raising dollars to advance justice for Black LGBTQ+ people in Chicagoland. And we've invited incredible friends from Teatro ZinZanni and the Full Moon Jams to join us. (They said yes!)

Join us on Facebook Live for a virtual show featuring jaw-dropping acts from circus artists, firespinners, and bellydancers who have performed around the world! (Note that this show does not feature cosplay.)

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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 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.