The Physics of That Spinning Hug in Dua Lipa’s Music Video

The dance move seems to defy gravity—but it actually involves Newton’s second law, equilibrium, and a fake force.

I really don’t know much about Dua Lipa—but I actually do know something about physics. The dancing in this music video uses some cool physics for some really interesting effects. In this case, the dancers are performing on a rotating platform. This allows them to do some moves that seem impossible. One dancer lifts the other and leans back—very far. You would think the two would just tip over and fall, but they don’t.

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