The video, which already gathered almost 4 million views on YouTube, features another mesmerizing performance by 12 year old dancing phenomenon Maddie Ziegler.
In the new video, Maddie wears the same nude leotard and the iconic blonde bob wig, as she wore in the previous videos made by Sia, Chandelier and Elastic Heart.
In Big Girls cry video show Maddie Ziegler filmed up close while she is doing weird facial expressions and body gestures. Ziegler is filmed on a black background and most of the video only her head and torso are visible.
Her facial expression and gestures done in the video seem metaphors for daily habits, like sucking her thumb, brushing her teeth with her fingers and pulling her hair.
Ziegler not only is a very talented dancer, she is also an expressive actress, managing to pull off the entire video by herself, mostly with her facial expressions.
Sia’s new video surprises with some unusual scenes, like the appearance of two hands with red nail polish that come from behind Maddie and cover her mouth. Another representative scene is when the young dancer gets lifted up in the air by some invisible hands. Maddie tries to break free from them by frantically moving her feet. She manages to escape them and resumes her facial expressions routine.
Critics have called Sia’s ne video for Big Girls Cry “intense” and “stirring”. An article written in the Daily Mail notes that Maddie Ziegler’s performance is so intense that it the girls acts like she is driven mad by an invisible force. Other critics called the video “eerie” but very powerful and “visually striking”.
The media received Sia’s new video more positively, compared to the reactions her previous video, Elastic Heart, garnered.
The previous video featured Maddie Ziegler and actor Shia LeBeouf performing dance moves locked inside a cage and wearing dirty body suits.
Some critics said that the video was inappropriate because Ziegler was 12 and LeBeouf was 28 and they were performing dance moves that were considered sexual.
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