Maddie Ziegler + Shia LaBeouf = A Bizarre New Sia Video
This just in: Maddie Ziegler—whom we haven't been able to stop talking about since May—escaped from the dusty, empty house of Sia's "Chandelier" video, only to be found trapped in a giant cage. With Shia LaBeouf.
Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler in Sia's "Elastic Heart"
This unlikely image comes to us courtesy Sia's bizarre "Elastic Heart" video, released today. Choreographed by Ryan Heffington—the L.A.-based artist who also created the moves for "Chandelier"—"Elastic Heart" has the same eerie hallmarks of its predecessor: eye-popping facial expressions, intricate hand gestures and enough feats of flexibility to redouble our admiration of Maddie's technique. But this video is likely to cause even more controversy than the much-discussed "Chanedlier," because now there's an almost-nude 28-year-old male involved, serving as the 12-year-old's competitor-turned-friend.
While the message of the video isn't super clear, one thing's for sure: People are going to be talking about it for a long time. Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer