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Sia’s “Chandelier” Video Might Have the Best Dance Routine of the Year

It's the choreography that steals the show in the music video for the first single from 1000 Forms of Fear

When TIME premiered the first look at Sia’s “Chandelier” video, it seemed obvious that the final product would involves some dance routines given the leotard Dance Moms‘ Maddie Zeigler was wearing. But there wasn’t any indication the 11-year-old — an 11-year-old! — would bust moves quite like this: flips, kicks, frantic jumps, some krumping and a mimed suffocation? It’s no easy task making audiences forget all about the very song they’re listening to.

Clearly, it’s working — in under 2 days, the song has already notched 2 million views.

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