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Shia LaBeouf cage-fights a feral Maddie Ziegler in Sia’s new video

Time to step inside the cage.

Mar 1, 2020, 1:08 pm*

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Greg Seals

If 2014 belonged to any music video, it was easily Sia’s “Chandelier.” The art-house take on the singer’s summer anthem, which featured Dance Moms prodigy Maddie Ziegler prancing around in an apartment that looked like it was ripe with tetanus, inspired countless reinterpretations and parodies.

Everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to Lena Dunham donned a blonde bob and tried their best to duplicate Ryan Heffington’s unique choreography. From a Star Wars parody to a shot-for-shot recreation as punishment for losing a fantasy football bet, people couldn’t stop dancing to this track in 2014.

But never one to rest on her laurels, Sia has followed up her Grammy-nominated music video with one that is equally as head-scratching, avant-garde, and animalistic. 

Wednesday, the songstress dropped her music video for “Elastic Heart,” which found Ziegler and her flesh-colored leotard squaring off in a large cage against actor turned performance artist Shia LaBeouf. Directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, the choreography can only be described as part Dances With Wolves and part feral-child-finally-accepts-love. 

This one you’re just gonna have to watch for yourself. 

Screengrab via SiaVEVO/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 7, 2015, 4:13 pm