I was shocked like most when Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ music video popped up on Vevo last year, but in a delightful way. Sia entrusted tween Maddie Ziegler, from Dance Moms, to display her eerie and hypnotizing dancing performance. The result was absolutely gorgeously weird, and artsy. Maddie dressed in a nude leotard and a blond pixie wig, the now 12-year old mesmerized us with her dance as Sia sang her heart out.
Collaborating once again, Sia reached out to Maddie along with Shia LaBeouf to perform the latest single ‘Elastic Heart.’ Now enveloped in a bit of controversy, due to 28-old Shia dancing with 12-year old Maddie which is being called borderline pedophile. Both Shia and Maddie are wearing nude leotards dancing, more like battling, in a cage and some are saying theirs to many sexual overtones in the video.
Sia has tweeted out an apology, “I apologize to those who felt triggered by [the video].” “My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody.”
I watched the video before I had heard of the controversy and must say, it was absolutely fascinating and gorgeous. I love dance and art and felt there was nothing wrong with this expression piece. Sia has explained that the performances were meant to illustrate two states of one person. I have found myself watching and watching and watching it over again.
Take a look and see what you think! Let us know in the comments below.
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