Let your fingers do the dancing

Let your fingers do the dancing
An entry video by Lim Zhao Yang

His fingers can do the moonwalk, the worm and applejacks.

Mr Marcus Png's talented fingers walked him to the top spot in the first Red Bull BC One Fingerbreakin' Competition Singapore 2013.

Fingerbreaking is a form of breakdancing with your fingers and was created by Israeli dancer Lilach Chen.

This competition is linked to dance competition Red Bull BC One Championship for B-boys.

This year, participants uploaded videos on YouTube and had entries embedded on the competition website.

Entries closed yesterday and public voting begins next Wednesday.

There is no Red Bull international competition for fingerbreaking, but the winner from each city will be flown to watch the Red Bull BC One Championship for B-boys finals live.

It will be in Paris this year.

Mr Png, 25, told The New Paper: "Last year, Red Bull sent me to Korea to watch the championship and it was an amazing experience.

"Even though I dance hip-hop, I still learnt a lot about the spirit of the entire competition. I encourage everyone to give it a go." He first heard of the competition from a friend.

He said: "I had never seen anything like that before.

"Fingerbreaking is still quite new here, but it seemed simple to just use your hands to dance.

"It definitely seemed easier than dancing with your whole body. It's kind of like you're a puppeteer."

Mr Png said that fingerbreakers would "dress up" their hands with mini dancing clothes and accessories like gold chains and shoes. He sewed all the clothes he used in the competition.

Red Bull communications manager Angeline Tang added: "The beauty of this competition is that this is a fun, unique concept that is so accessible and easy to grasp. Anyone can take part in it, without having to be a breakdancer."

melodyng@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on Aug 28, 2014.
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