Raks Inferno: An Intimate Circus Speakeasy

Upcoming Dates

Aug 9, 7:00pm
Event Type
Event Description

"Absolutely electric!" - Third Coast Review

Experience an intimate cabaret with fusion bellydancers, circus artists, and more! Join Raks Inferno for a unique show featuring artists 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.”

Get your tickets - these shows usually sell out!


"Mesmerizing to watch and a joy to behold." - Uncanny Magazine

"It’s a caliber of show you could easily be paying more money for in a bigger space, but have a chance to see up close and personal." - Third Coast Review

Raks Inferno is a project of Raks Geek.

Limited capacity (max 65%).


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 the 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 fusion 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 and is ranked internationally in the Top 50 Most Influential Burlesque Artists (2018, 2019); Michi Trota, Hugo Award winner and former board member of the Chicago Full Moon Fire Jams; and director Dawn Xiana Moon, who was named "Best Stage Performer" (twice), "Best Choreographer," and "Best Dancer" (twice) by the Chicago Reader and recently appeared on Britain's Got Talent. The company was founded in 2012.

Running Time
90 minutes
Dance Styles
Circus Arts


The Newport Theater

956 West Newport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 270-3440