Raks Geeks: A Mixture Of Comedy, Geekdom, Bellydancing, Fire, Hip Hop, Dubstep and Star Wars
Hey, want to see a cool show mixed with comedy, belly dancing, hip hop, dubstep, fire, geekdom and Star Wars? Yeah, you did read all those things in one sentence. Check out this press release I got from Raks Geeks, a Chicago-based geeky bellydancing group that takes nerdy and geeky to a new level of enjoyment and WOW!
Bellydance & Fire as Geeks Invade Prop Thtr.
Chicago, Ill. (July 31, 2013): Raks Geek, the group that achieved viral internet fame for a YouTube video featuring a Wookiee bellydancing to a Klingon band singing an original song in Shyriiwook (the Wookiee language) returns for its second full-length production, August 16-17 at the Prop Thtr. Comprised of a cast of performers from Read My Hips tribal bellydance, the Chicago Fire Tribe, and Night Magic Designs, the production will showcase original takes on geek subjects for two performances, August 16-17 at 11pm each night. One part art, two parts comedy, and three parts sexy, Raks Geek is alternately silly, beautiful, and seductive. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
Darth Vader, a stormtrooper, and a Sith Lord perform a mashup of hip hop and bellydance. The TARDIS pops and locks to dubstep. Link and Zelda duel in a drum battle royale. Covering everything from Portal to Star Trek, the show pays homage to nerd culture’s favorite stories and characters.
Read My Hips tribal bellydance performs over 100 shows a year. Directed by Stephanie Barto, the first person certified to teach American Tribal Style outside of California, the troupe performs its own fusion style with elements borrowed and adapted from Bharata Natyam, the folkloric dances of the Middle East, Flamenco, and Hip Hop. RMH has performed at a wide variety of venues including the House of Blues, Green Mill, Old Town School of Folk Music, and Museum of Contemporary Art. The Chicago Fire Tribe runs the monthly Full Moon Jams, a performance showcase of Great Lakes-area firespinners, and artist collective Night Magic Designs performs with fire at regional festivals.
Directed and Produced by Dawn Xiana Moon
Two Performances: Runtime approximately 90 minutes including intermission
Prop Thtr: 3502 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618
Friday & Saturday, August 16-17 at 11:00pm (Doors 10:30pm)
Tickets: $19.75 General Admission, $39.75 VIP (Prime Seating + Drink)
Full Bar with ID
Be sure to check out their Facebook invite page and while you're there go ahead and like their Facebook page to get all their latest news and updates. Oh yeah that Youtube video mentioned early, if you missed it, check it out below. Enjoy!