16:43 GMT10 July 2020
Listen Live
    • 'The Empire Strips Back' at Star Wars Burlesque Parody
    • 'The Empire Strips Back' at Star Wars Burlesque Parody
    • 'The Empire Strips Back' at Star Wars Burlesque Parody
    • 'The Empire Strips Back' at Star Wars Burlesque Parody
    • 'The Empire Strips Back' at Star Wars Burlesque Parody
    • 'The Empire Strips Back' at Star Wars Burlesque Parody
    • 'The Empire Strips Back' at Star Wars Burlesque Parody
    • 'The Empire Strips Back' at Star Wars Burlesque Parody
    © REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni
    Performers dressed like Stormtroopers dance during "The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody" in Los Angeles, California, US.

    Stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, some tantalizing Twi'leks, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Luke Skywalker, the Droids and more characters from the famous saga have resumed dancing in a burlesque show in California.

    The show was created in 2011 by Russall S. Beattie in Sydney, Australia, and has received enormous popularity ever since. In 2016 the video of the Star Wars Burlesque Parody went viral with more than 20 million people watching it in a few days. 

    Tags:
    Burlesque Dancer, parody, Star Wars, Australia, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion

    More photos

    • Last update: 12:52 GMT 10.07.2020
      12:52 GMT 10.07.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 4 - 10 July

      The world is continuing its fight against the coronavirus pandemic as the latter appears not to want to give way, with the total number of infected people surpassing two million.

      22
    • Last update: 13:29 GMT 08.07.2020
      13:29 GMT 08.07.2020

      The Charm and Beauty of Slavic Girls

      Slavic women are said to be the most beautiful in the world; what's even more important, they are beautiful on the inside too.

      18
    • A girl enjoys standup paddleboarding in Sochi
      Last update: 13:48 GMT 07.07.2020
      13:48 GMT 07.07.2020

      Staying Fit and Enjoying Summer in Russia's Olympic Capital Sochi

      Some people have all the luck. Despite borders being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic these happy holidaymakers have the chance to spend a few days by the sea - and all without leaving their home country.

      8
    • Australian Prime Minister John Howard (L) kisses the head of his grandson, Angus Howard-McDonald (C) who is being held by daughter Melanie (R) at the Coalition campaign launch in Brisbane, 12 November 2007.  Australian Prime Minister John Howard is headed for a landslide defeat at elections next week, according to an opinion poll released 12 November which showed the opposition surging ahead.  The centre-left Labor Party gained two percentage points over the past week to extend its lead over Howard's conservative Liberal-National coalition to 55 percent against 45 percent, the Newspoll showed.
      Last update: 12:00 GMT 06.07.2020
      12:00 GMT 06.07.2020

      Most Memorable Kisses of Top Political Figures

      A kiss is a common way of expressing affection and in many cultures it is often used for greeting. In some ancient societies, a kiss was a marker of social status. Politicians are no strangers to smooching and are not afraid to give a peck during public events.

      17