GEEKTASTIC 2018 PROGRAM
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BELLYDANCERS
LATENT CONSTELLATIONS - TWILA JANE AND LATERNA DANCE COMPANY
MORRIGAN OF DRAGON AGE - EMILY BEAMAN
HELLBLADE: SENUA'S SACRIFICE - DESERAE LE ROUX
FAIRIES - RAQS AL DUNYA
BARBARELLA - LUMA
CAPTAIN AMERICA USO - ZODARA
JEDI VS. SITH - THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BELLYDANCERS
PASSING OF THE ELVES - THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BELLYDANCERS
KATARA OF AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER - DANA BEAUFAIT
ALICE IN WONDERLAND - DAYANISMA
CHOCOBO - TIRA KIRA
CANTINA - GEEKTASTIC WORKSHOP STUDENTS
VAMPIRE - SARA BEAMAN
PATRONUS - KARMA KARMELITA
WITCH KING OF ANGMAR - BELLADONNA
DARK LORD FUNK - EMILY'S TRIBARET CLASS
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA
The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers
Helix was formed as an American Tribal Style student troupe in 2012, and while it's members and leadership have changed over the years, the love of the dance form has never wavered. THEY perform with joy and with excitement to share THEIr passion with others.
TWILA Jane AND LATERNA DANCE COMPANY
Twila Jane and her apprentice dance company Laterna are Richmond, Virginia based dancers whose edges live outside of the box. With roots in bellydance, visual art, music, writing, and with a curiosity about the world and how to dream new ones, Twila Jane has shaped her work, teaching, and art into unique experiences built to bring people together while exploring the possibilities in fusion and transnational dance. Tonight, Twila Jane and Laterna will be presenting "Latent Constellations", a choreography created by Twila as part of a performance intensive that included an exploration into and staging of dancers birth charts. This choreography, combined with a solo that Twila will perform is a tribute to Admiral Holdo, first and finally seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Holdo's femme badassery, rebellious nature, and desire to fight for the right thing is an inspiration to us all!
Not only is Emily is the director of The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers and founder of Geektastic, but if you’ve ever talked to her you’ll know she’s a die hard fan of the Dragon Age video game series. Like, fanfiction writing level fan. Like she won’t shut up even in this intro about how much she loves Dragon Age. For her solo tonight, she presents her vision of the Dragon Age character, Morrigan. Morrigan is a witch of the wilds, raised in isolation from a civilization that fears all mages. A powerful sorceress with the ability to shapeshift into all manner of beasts, Morrigan is tough and wry. But at her core, she years to understand and connect with the world around her, despite the flaws of mankind.
HELLBLADE: SENUA'S SACRIFICE
DESerae Le ROux
Deserae Le Roux began bellydancing in 2001 and has been trying to find ways to combine it with her favorite geeky things ever since.
The videogame Hellblade follows Senua, a Pict warrior who must journey to, and fight her way through, the Norse version of Hell; Helheim to rescue the soul of her murdered lover from the goddess Hela. In parallel, the game acts as a metaphor for the character's struggle with psychosis, as Senua suffers from the condition but believes it to be a curse.
Raqs al Dunya
RaqS aL dUNYA IS emILY BEAMAN'S fUSION bELLYDANCE sTUDENT TROUPE. At past Geektastic, Raqs al Dunya has been Death Eaters and zombie-hunting characters from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Tonight, theY present a much more lighthearted dance inspired by the delightful magic of fairies.
We’re thrilled to welcome Luma back to the Geektastic stage again this year! The 1968 science fiction film Barbarella features fabulous costumes, inventive uses for transparent plastic, an explanation of how Duran Duran came by their name, and some truly creepy murderous dolls. Luma presents her own equally zany bellydance interpretation of Barbarella.
CAPTAIN AMERICA USO
Zodara IS comprised of Zohreh and Jadara. An eclectic mixture of cabaret and tribal come together in a unique mix of fusion and fun. Zohreh and Jadara have danced and choreographed together for 6 years. They have danced together in the Jewels of the Caravan and currently in the Roses of the Realm. Combining their love for dance and creativity is a passion they enjoy sharing with others.
JEDI VS. SITH
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BELLYDANCERS
Back and better than ever, LXBD HAS REWORKED ON OF THEIR CLASSIC ROUTINES! THEY invite you now to travel with THEM to a galaxy far far away and witness the epic struggle between light and dark!
PASSING OF THE ELVES
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BELLYDANCERS
The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers’ last dance of the evening is a tribute to the elves of Lord of the Rings. The elves’ time in Middle Earth has passed and it's time now for them to travel to Valinor, the Undying Lands across the sea to the west. As they travel to sail to Valinor, they recall bittersweet memories of the life they’re leaving behind.
Some days you don't know how much power you have and others you are far too aware. This happens many times over the series, Avatar: The last Airbender. Katara is the last of her kind, a Southern tribe Waterbender, as she travels the elemental kingdoms trying to help the newest Avatar master all of the elements she too learns to master all 3 subtypes of her native element: Water. Bloodbending is the hardest and most feared type of bending that can only be performed under the full moon. Geektastic instructor, Dana will be performing tonight with a prop that she invented in 2006 called Veilpoi or Voi, with her portrayal of Katara.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Dayanisma is a professional American Tribal Style® belly dance troupe that was created in 2011 by Dawn Ruckert. Dayanisma is a Turkish word meaning “unity” and it’s members are unified in dance, in sisterhood, and in their love of ATS®. Tonight, they invite you to step through the looking glass with them to join Alice on her magnificent adventures with curious characters and impossible improvisation.
STAR WARS CANTINA
GEEKTASTIC WORKSHOP STUDENTS
Each year, a group of intrepid workshop students are brave enough to learn and perform a geeky choreography just for Geektastic! With this year’s workshop students, we now travel to the most wretched hive of scum and villainy--Mos Eisley’s cantina. :: look around, as if assessing a new house:: I don’t know, I think maybe ol’ Obi Wan was exaggerating a bit. It really doesn’t seem that bad and - look- they’ve even got backup dancers for the cantina band!
Sara is a human life form who sometimes dances for the amusement of others. Tonight she pretends to be a bloodsucking monster, which is totally different than her everyday existence, she swears.
Geektastic instructor and audience favorite, Karma Karmelita IS back ON the Geektastic stage! Karmelita is a geek and gamer of the WILD variety! She has been teaching and performing for over a decade and specializes in cabaret, theatrical fusion, and crazy faces! For her second year at Geektastic, she will be performing a Harry Potter inspired number in a costume fully designed and created by her.
WITCH KING OF ANGMAR
Belladonna presents her vision of the Witch King of Angmar. The Witch-king of Angmar is the leader of the Nazgûl or Ringwraiths and Sauron’s second-in-command during the Second and Third Ages. Once a Númenórean king of men, he was corrupted by one of the nine Rings of Power that were given to the lords of men, and became an undead wraith in the service of Sauron. But appearances can be deceiving...Conquests for power can certainly corrupt and servitude does
not fit well with all.
DARK LORD FUNK
EMILY'S TRIBARET STUDENTS
EMILy and her Tribaret Bellydance Class transports us back to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. They hope you enjoy their take on the dark and sinister Death Eaters.