The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based bellydance troupe founded by Emily Beaman and comprised of her intrepid band of fellow performers. Their signature style combines the exotic art of bellydance with the geek fandoms you know and love.
From outdoor festivals to bustling conventions; intimate venues to packed theatres - our performances can be adapted for any size stage and any size crowd. We've been honored to open for the experimental performance art band Beats Antique at a packed Haw River Ballroom; as well as share our signature Game of Thrones-themed set featured Dothraki sword dancers, dragons and the Khaleesi, with George R.R. Martin himself at ConCarolinas 2014. In April 2015, we held our first Geektastic! stage show, featuring geek-themed acts by local performers. It was a sold-out show, resulting in standing-room only.
From sci-fi to fantasy, steampunk to anime, The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers brings you theatrical geek-themed bellydance at its finest. When you attend an LXBD show, expect to see Sith vs Jedi lightsaber battles, Hogwarts students tricking Snape into downing a dance battle potion, and a Mass Effect femShep showing off her biotic prowess.
The talented ladies of LXBD are well-versed in multiple styles of bellydance. ATS? We got a power trio. Egyptian drum solos? Bring on the maqsoum, baby. Tribal fusion? Let's get pop and lockin'. In addition to several years of professional bellydance experience, each of our troupe members brings their own unique talent to the group as well - from costuming, to burlesque, to live theatre experience. With all our powers combined, we form a versatile troupe capable of creating unique, fun choreographies that audiences go crazy for.
Game of Thrones
Con of Thrones (2017)
Geek Craft Expo RDU (2017)
Illogicon (2017, 2015)
ConCarolinas (2016. 2015, 2014)