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

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

Raks Geek: Sci-Fi + Fantasy Speakeasy with Klingon Pop Warrior

Friday, July 12 at 7pm

Newport Theater
956 W Newport Ave. | Chicago, IL 60657
Tickets: $29-$39
Ages 16+

Experience nerd delight with cosplay and wonder in an intimate speakeasy - with live music (in Klingon) from this month's special guest, Klingon Pop Warrior! We also pay tribute to fandoms from Star Wars to Star Trek, Doctor Who to Silent Hill with artists who have performed around the world. These shows often sell out!

Enjoy a specialty cocktail and meet the performers after the show!

Limited capacity (max 65%). Masks encouraged.

SALE: Get 15% off tickets! Use code BATLETH. Ends Thurs. 6/27.

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Show poster: Raks Inferno

Raks Inferno: An Intimate Circus Speakeasy

Friday, Aug. 9 at 7pm

The Newport Theater
956 W. Newport Ave. | Chicago, IL 60657
Tickets: $29-$39
Ages 16+

Experience an intimate speakeasy featuring circus artists, bellydancers, and object manipulators 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.” These shows often sell out!

Enjoy a specialty cocktail and meet the performers. We won't cosplay in this one, but we will amaze you with badass bellydance and circus!

Limited capacity (max 65%). Masks encouraged.

Tickets on sale soon!

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