Raks Geek: (Not) The Last Jedi Public · Hosted by Raks Geek

Event Information

Date & Time:Fri, 12/29/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

"Sci-fi seduction." - The Daily Mail

Join a firespinning Rey, a bellydancing Wookiee in a Santa hat, and all their friends for a brand-new show from the Chicago Reader's Best Dance Troupe 2017 (runner-up)! Even if Stormtroopers can't hit their targets, they can shimmy their way into your brain. Join us as we bid a nerdy and fiery farewell to 2017!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 at 8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm)
Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway
Tickets: $19-$39
Ages 21+

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: http://raksgeek.com/dec

** A portion of proceeds from this show will go to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief. **


A Time Out Chicago Critics' Pick, Raks Geek is the premiere bellydance, flow arts, and fire performance company by geeks for geeks - they broke the internet's collective brain with a viral video of a Wookiee bellydancing to a four-piece Klingon band playing an original song in Shyriiwook. Raks Geek is based in Chicago, but they've made waves nationally and internationally on MSN, The Daily Mail, and WGN-TV through their commitment to blend a high degree of artistic and technical mastery with fun, creativity, and themes from nerd culture. They were featured on UK Channel 4 TV's "50 Funniest Moments of the Year" and voted runner up for "Best Dance Troupe" by the Chicago Reader.

Founded by Dawn Xiana Moon in 2012, Raks Geek showcases the talents of bellydancers and object manipulators who are each stars in their own right: They've performed everywhere from Spain to Argentina and dance for hundreds of people every week. Company members include Kamrah, who has taught and performed at Tribal Fest (the largest tribal bellydance festival in the world); Lee Na-Moo, winner of the 2010 Chicago Oriental Dance Competition, member of modern/contemporary company Joel Hall Dancers, and touring cast with Bellydance Evolution; Gaea Lady, who won "Best Debut" and "Most Classic" at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2016; Michi Trota, Hugo Award winner and board member of the Chicago Full Moon Fire Jams; and director Dawn Xiana Moon, who performs 100 shows a year with Read My Hips tribal bellydance and Acrobatica Infiniti Circus in the US and Canada.

- Dawn Xiana Moon, founder/director
- Michi Trota, firespinning
- Kamrah Raqs, bellydance
- Gaea Lady, firespinning
- Lee Na-Moo, bellydance
- Matt Porubcansky, emcee

- Nikki Marquardt, stage manager
- Loki Deadman

"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

Geek + Bellydance + Fire

Venue Information

Name:Uptown Underground
Address:4707 N Broadway, Chicago, Illinois 60640
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