Chandelier choreography

The music video for Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ features Maddie Ziegler dancing choreography by Ryan Heffington.

Below is a clip of Heffington demonstrating motifs from the choreography and talking through a literal interpretation of the movements.

Maddie Ziegler’s performance (below) shows how the choreography has been interpreted and includes the locomotion of primarily non-locomotor movements and the addition of transitions to sequence the movement phrases together. It’s an interesting exercise to analyse this expressive interpretation of Heffington’s work.