Fire Swords And World-Class Bellydance Turn Up The Heat In Chicago
Winter just got warmer in Chicago: The fire performers of Raks Inferno wield flaming swords and fans only a few feet from audience members in their new, intimate theatre space. It?s an awe-inspiring sight, and one where the front row will literally feel the heat. Add world-class bellydancers with an edgy fusion style incorporating hip hop, ballet, classical Indian dance, and flamenco to the mix and you?ve got a date night to remember.
A project by the Chicago Reader's Best Dance Troupe (Runner Up), Raks Inferno features firespinners, bellydancers, and object manipulators who have performed around the world, dazzling and inspiring audiences from Germany to Morocco, Hawaii to the Czech Republic. Founded by Dawn Xiana Moon, Raks Inferno (a Raks Geek project) showcases the talents of bellydancers and object manipulators who are each stars in their own right: They've performed everywhere from Spain to Costa Rica and dance for hundreds of people every week.
Company members include Gaea Lady, who was recently named one of 21st Century Burlesque Magazine?s Top 50 International Burlesque Performers; 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; Kamrah, who taught and performed at Tribal Fest (the largest tribal bellydance festival in the world); Michi Trota, Hugo Award winner and former board member of the Chicago Full Moon Fire Jams; and director Dawn Xiana Moon, who has been called "an incredibly expressive, exciting dancer" (Third Coast Review) and "spectacular!" (WGN-TV).
Raks Inferno is a project of Raks Geek. Directed and Produced by Dawn Xiana Moon Performed by Kamrah, Lee Na-Moo, Dawn Xiana Moon, Michi Trota, and Phaedra Darwish Raks Inferno: Love Edition Friday, February 8, 2018 at 10:00pm (doors open at 9:30pm) Under the Gun Theater: 956 West Newport, Chicago, IL, 60657 Runtime approximately 80 minutes with intermission Ages 16+ Tickets: $25-$39 (advance $20-$34) - raksinferno.com/shows