Who is Lilach Chen?
I’m 24 years old from Holon. Right now I’m studying video editing and post-production at the open university.
How did you get into “Fingers Breakdance” ?
Long time ago… (when I was 16) I was actually breakdancing. One day I tried the breakdance moves with my fingers and it looked really funny. So my sister and I decided to make a short video.
About a year or two later we found out about youtube and uploaded this video which became very popular.
What Size shoes are your fingers?
Size of shoes… I don’t know exactly but they were part of a keychain.
You did a commercial for Sony, tell us about that…
2 years ago, I was invited to Prague to film a It was a Sony Ericsson commercialTV ad for the Xperia x10 mini touch-screen cellphone. The idea was finger-dancing on the screen. The Dance was a collaboration between me and their choreographer. It was a really fun project. ( check it out )
Your Youtube channel has almost 24 million hits, that’s amazing! Did you expect that kind of exposure?
I didn’t expect it at all. We got amazing exposure. When I uploaded my first video it was the first year of youtube. So the whole “Youtube stars” phenomenon hasnt’t started yet. I’m still surprised by the popularity of the idea.
By the way now I’m above 24 million hits.
Besides finger breakdancing, is Breakdancing big in Israel ?
Yes! Breakdancing became very popular in Israel along the years. There are always events and big competitions.
You filmed in various cities around the world, any favorites?
I filmed in Mumbai, Istanbul twice, London and Prague. (I get request from many other cities which I film at home). My favorite city was Prague.
And of course, does Size matters ?
Size does matter! It’s not only tiny shoes it’s also tiny background and tiny accessories that I create. For example the bed and the speakers from “fingers breakdance 5″.