(March 26, 2012, Cleveland, OH) Instant Noodles, a top five finalist on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, will be performing live on stage at the 2012 Cleveland Asian Festival on May 19 and 20, 2012. Performance times will be announced at festival’s website as it draws closer. Festival organizers are excited about this addition to its weekend lineup – Instant Noodles brings a nationally recognized Asian dance crew to Cleveland.
The 2011 Cleveland Asian Festival drew over 31,000 attendees with comedian Dat Phan as the featured act. Attendees enjoyed live cultural performances, martial arts, games, competitions, Asian cuisine, free health screenings, merchant booths and many others. Building on the momentum of the 2011 festival, the Cleveland Asian Festival organizers wanted to raise the bar for the 2012 festival. “The inclusion of the Instant Noodles dance crew for 2012 would allow us to attract teens and young adults to the festival,” says Yin Tang, Executive Committee Co-chair for the festival and Performing Committee Chair. “They will be engaged and experience cultural diversity while celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month with regional and national talents over the weekend of free and healthy fun.”
Originating from Taipei, Taiwan Instant Noodles was founded in Rowland Heights, California. The group gained great recognition on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew in Season 6 and finished in the top five. Instant Noodles also guest starred on Disney’s “Shake it up” and several top Taiwanese variety shows. Instant Noodles has also appeared as featured dancers in music videos for Jennifer Chung and DANakaDAN from Afterschoolspecial. Competitively, Instant Noodles has entered several international competitions and finished in the top spots against the best dance crew from all over the world.
The B-boys of Instant Noodles aim to build a distinctive, entertaining dance style, fueled by character, musicality, creativity, and the companionship of each other. They pay tribute to their roots, aspire to innovate, and always remember to not take life too seriously.
The third annual Cleveland Asian Festival will be held on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Cleveland’s AsiaTown neighborhood at the Asia Plaza shopping center and surrounding streets (Payne Avenue and East 30th Street). The Cleveland Asian Festival is a collaborative effort by many organizations and communities in Greater Cleveland. It is coordinated by volunteer leaders within the Asian Pacific communities to foster, educate, and promote Asian culture and traditions, while celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Please contact Johnny Wu to schedule an appearance with Instant Noodles while in Cleveland.
Check out the video compilation from MTV’s ABDC Season 6 – Instant Noodles Dance Crew: