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Pants Off Dance Off!: Freebound, Novajade, TigRess

Fri. April 20th Copper Owl (No Minors)
2200 - 0200
$12 adv / $15 atd
Presented by: PLUR collective
Come dance your pants off for a good cause!

Youth Unleashing Power is Canada’s first and only national symposium created by and for HIV / HCV positive youth. All funds raised from this event support travel costs for positive youth to attend the symposium. Over the past year and a half, #PODO has donated $3500 to YUP!!

For more information about the symposium and how you can help, check outwww.youthunleashingpower.ca or chat with Piotr + Sarah at the event!

PANTS OFF DANCE OFF is a body+ queer friendly event, and is inspired by and in homage to the No Pants No Problem (http://jessicawhitbread.com/project/no-pants-no-problem/) parties that are held in support of women with HIV and have grown to international fame.

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$12 advance // $15 door

advance tickets available by e-transfer to plurcollective [at] gmail.com - make the password PODO7

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Benny Freebound
(East Van / Cali / Central, Canada)
soundcloud.com/freebound

Benny has been staying busy the last 4 years at Shambhala, 3 years at Envision, Bamboo Bass Festival, and many other festivals and events in the western hemisphere. He's been frequenting countless local BC events including Bushwacked, The Tree Planters Ball, Rock the Block in Cumberland, and numerous clubs along the West Coast from Canada to Los Angeles. He's been managing The Radio Stage at Bass Coast, The Pagoda at Shambhala, The Boog at Boogaloo, La Brisa at Bamboo, The Lapa stage at Envision, and The Grand ARtique at Lightening in a Bottle.

Benny is also the Co-Founder of Lickity Split - a Burning Man art car that hands out thousands of ice cream cones and freezies while hosting a wide array of international dj’s on the Playa. He has recently entered into a collaboration with Shinji called Dr. Suits, make sure to keep an eye on this project. Being constantly surrounded by such a wide variety of the freshest music around has kept him constantly changing, evolving, and fine tuning the music he is passionate about and the sound he strives to deliver. He also loves you and hates writing in the third person 😉
Bless ❤

NOVA JADE (Victoria, LA)
mixcloud.com/djnovajade

DJ Nova Jade is an award-winning DJ, originally from Los Angeles. Since starting in 2003, she has opened for, and performed/played on stage with, Grammy-nominated artists such as Kelis, Tre Hardson of the Pharcyde, and Juno-award winning, DJ NDN of a Tribe Called Red. 1/2 of Victoria-based, bass house DJ duo, Bad Rabbit, she is co-host of BadRabbitRadio.com, which airs bi-weekly on UK-based, Sub.FM. When she’s not behind the decks, Nova teaches DJ 101 to youth and is an intuitive personal success coach. She loves to create sonic atmospheres, and her dance moves are also infectious. Find, follow and listen to Nova at mixcloud.com/djnovajade and soundcloud.com/two-bad-rabbit/

TigRess (Victoria)
soundcloud.com/djtigress

Serving up sassy house and booty bass music, this TigRess is ready to ROAR. As a founding member of the PLUR Collective, TigRess is passionate about creating spaces where people can fully express themselves and unleash their wild side. Since 2016, she has hosted and curated the lineup of the collective’s signature underwear-themed event, Pants Off Dance Off - a fundraiser for HIV/HCV positive youth.
As a DJ, TigRess is always on the prowl for the freshest sound, and pours her heart and soul into curating unique and dynamic sets. With an infectious energy and stage presence, TigRess always leaves the crowd hungry for more. Now starting her next adventure into production, TigRess will be releasing remixes and original tracks in the summer of 2018.

Presented by the PLUR collective
The PLUR collective creates intentional spaces for creativity that honour the history of PLUR: Peace, Love, Unity & Respect. expect events that are ecologically conscious, are queer friendly, and are firmly grounded in principles of consent and harm reduction, often in benefit or service to local causes that are important to us. We acknowledge this event takes place on the homelands of the Lekwungen People.

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