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 Geek: A Xenomorph Holiday Special. Bellydancing Wookiee in a Santa hat.

Raks Geek: A Xenomorph Holiday Special

Friday, December 18 at 8pm Central

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

Our chests are bursting with cheer! Say goodbye (and good riddance) to 2020 with chest-bursters and Wookiees in Santa hats!

Hang with the bellydancing Wookiee, firespinning superheroes, and sword-wielding villains for a livestream version of our stage show! 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.

A portion of donations will go to My Block, My Hood, My City, a BIPOC-led organization serving underprivileged youth in Chicago.

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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.