Aussie singer-songwriter Sia dropped the audio for the single “Alive” for her new album This is Acting. Following the audio and live performance at SNL, the music video has also been released. The original young prodigy that is Maddie Ziegler seems to have been swapped out for a 9 year-old Karate chopping martial artist. Her name is Mahiro Takana and though she looks adorable, her swift and lethal Kankudai-inspired choreography conveys that she is much more accomplished and formidable than most 9-year-olds. She’s a 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Karate Ambassador.
Watch the talented Mahiro in Sia’s latest MV: