Electropop singer Sia has once again enlisted the help of teenage dancer Maddie Ziegler to pay tribute to the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting in her new music video.
Ziegler is joined by 49 other dancers in the video, called “The Greatest” representing those that lost their lives in the June massacre at Pulse nightclub.
The nearly six-minute long video begins with the hastag, #weareyourchildren followed by the dancers lying motionless all over a hallway and in a cell, followed by Ziegler wiping rainbow paint on her face. Sia chants “Don’t give up/ I won’t give up/don’t give up, no, no no” as the dancers come alive and dance together in all gray. At the end, the dancers are shown moving around in what appears to be a club scene and they drop too the ground together in the last few minutes of the video.
“The Greatest” sends out a very positive and uplifting message and incorporates some unique choreography. It was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill and choreographed by Ryan Heffin.
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