Lilach Chen Lets Her Fingers Do The Moonwalking

This article was first published in The Times of Israel.

 

Lilach Chen's fingerbreaking videos have been viewed millions of times on YouTube. (screenshot/courtesy)

Lilach Chen’s fingerbreaking videos have been viewed millions of times on YouTube. (screenshot/courtesy)

Lilach Chen lets her fingers do the walking…and the dancing, too. Shod in miniature comfy crocheted slippers and tiny Adidas trainers, they bust some amazing moves in videos watched by million of YouTube viewers.

Chen, who lives in Holon, Israel, is the founder and biggest star of a new dance form called “fingerbreaking,” which is essentially breakdancing done only with the hands with two shod fingers as the feet. To Chen’s amazement, something she invented on a lark a decade ago, has gained global popularity.

“I actually call it ‘fingers breakdance,’” says Chen, who prefers a less violent name for her talent, in an interview with The Times of Israel.

Click here to read more and watch a video.

© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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