Watch A Gifted 11-Year-Old Mini Sia Dance In ‘Chandelier’ Video
Written by Nastassia Baroni on 7th May, 2014
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Australian hitmaker, the notoriously publicity-shy Sia, has just unveiled the video for her single, Chandelier, from her forthcoming album, 1000 Forms of Fear, due out later this year. The once-retired singer/songwriter has crafted a haunting video befitting of her own quirky nature, which spotlights the incredible dancing talents of 11-year-old US TV star Maddie Ziegler.
In the video, Ziegler, who stars in reality show Dance Moms – a program that documents the day-to-day lives of young elite dancers and their mothers – is a stand in for Sia, rocking a blonde wig and a flesh coloured leotard while manically dancing her way through the various rooms of a dilapidated home. Hers is a carefully crated performance, which results in an iconic clip. It’s going to be hard to hear this song without also recalling Ziegler tumbling backwards onto a couch or spinning in silhouette.
Sia, who co-directed the video, said in a statement, “Very proud of the gifted Maddie Ziegler, an incredible crew, choreographer Ryan Heffington, cinematographer Sebastian Wintero and my brilliant co-director Daniel Askill. Together we shared a beautiful day, and created something we are all very proud of. Here are the fruits.”
Sia’s much anticipated new album 1000 Forms of Fear is due out this June.
Watch: Sia – Chandelier