What's The Stereotype is a three-part pre-recorded live DJ performance series with DJs Niña Mendoza, x/o and Rico Uno filmed on the patio of The Polygon Gallery with an unobstructed view of downtown Vancouver. Our footage is presented with a distinct fish-eye lens effect, highlighting the beauty of the gallery, our performers, and the Vancouver Harbour through a new and immersive perspective.
The concept for our first edition of "What's The Stereotype: Live DJ Set Series" is to challenge current misconceptions about what it means to be a Canadian of Asian descent living in BC, explore the different sounds that a contemporary "Asian DJ" can encompass, and to highlight an often overlooked and rarely celebrated demographic of artists.
Alongside our DJ series, we will run a one-month-long donation drive for the Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice, a program that supports youth and low-income immigrant seniors in Chinatown Vancouver and the Downtown Eastside, and SWAN Vancouver, culturally-specialized supports for im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work - with an equal split of all funds raised going to these two causes.
What's The Stereotype takes places on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəýəm (Musqueam) Nations.
*UPDATED* DJ Series YouTube Premiere Schedule:
Rico Uno - Watch Now
Niña Mendoza - Aug 12 9:00 PM PST Here
x/o - August 19 9:00 PM PST
All premieres will be streamed on the RUTS World YouTube Channel.
What's The Stereotype is presented by RUTS World with support from SoundON, Creative BC , and the Province of British Columbia.
100% of proceeds go to SWAN Vancouver and Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice.
All donors for the first two weeks receive free passes to The Polygon Gallery's current exhibit "Interior Infinite" valid for admission for 4 adults and a 10% discount in The Polygon Shop and Bookstore!
All donations of $20 and up will be entered in a raffle to win a prize from one of our generous sponsors:
Adapture ($250 Gift Certificate)
The American (Gift Certificate)
Bar None Nightclub (1 x Bar None VIP Table Service Package for 6 people $450 value)
DD Mau Chinatown (4 x $50 Gift Certificates)
Granville Room (1 x Granville Room VIP Table Service Package for 6 people $450 value)
Livestock (2 x $100 Gift Card)
Ohai (Ohai Elevated Essentials Kit $215 value)
Pizza Coming Soon
Wize Tea (3x 12-pack Wize Iced Teas)
WSDM Club (5x Hair Cuts)
and more announced soon...