Sia’s Choreographer Teaches You the “Chandelier”

by on October 6, 2014
 

When attempting to become this year’s “most dissected pop enigma,” Sia wisely enlisted the absurdist brilliance of choreographer Ryan Heffington.  Previously responsible for the Shia LaBeouf / Sigur Rós collaboration “Fjögur Píanó,” Heffington applied his signature cathartic whimsy to Sia’s sensational clip for “Chandelier.”  Starring 11-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler, the clip’s undeniable emotional accomplishments leap to life thanks in no small part to Heffington’s distinct choreographic flourishes.  Thankfully, Heffington recently shared a short “Chandelier” dance tutorial via Nowness.  Revisit Heffington’s work with Sigur Rós and the original video for “Chandelier” below.