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An exciting music and community dance collaborative performance from the creative minds of Athens based fantasy rock band Amethystone.
29 backers pledged $2,025 to help bring this project to life.

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Emergence is a story of rebirth into a self that loves and embraces both the feminine and masculine, and recognizes that the path to wholeness lies in allowing the sacred feminine to dance once more.

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Why this project, why now? We are in the middle of a national conversation about how we want to be as a society. A new awareness is rising out of the "me too" movement and more and more discussion about "toxic masculinity". This project is another piece of that discussion that invites all of us to learn more about all aspects of ourselves and honor, love and celebrate them. For far too long anything "feminine" has been degraded, excluded, persecuted and even demonized. Feminine and by extension, women have been seen as the "other" and inferior leading to the situation we find ourselves in today. By giving to this project you are contributing to this conversation and the age old tradition of supporting the arts which so often pushes us as a society at large to face difficult realities. 

Listen to Amethystone's "Fierce"
Listen to Amethystone's "Fierce"

 

   

How will my money help? Amethystone has a successful history of DIY projects (concerts and masquerade balls) but this is by far the most ambitious and we need your help! By contributing to this project you are providing a valuable resource and some peace of mind as there are many expenses associated with this project. Our kickstarter goal will cover the bare minimum expenses which are: rental of Arts West, sound engineering (kind of important for a rock opera!), programs, posters/postcards/facebook ads, costumes, and copies of sheet music for choir members. 

Money raised beyond our goal will enable the dancers and musicians who are giving of their time and energy without payment (including Amethystone), to receive some sort of compensation. Additionally, a professional video and audio recording is in the works enabling Amethystone to share this piece in the future and have for promotional purposes which is ultra-important in these days of you-tube and Instagram (I'm showing my age, I know). 

What makes this program special? This production is bringing together nearly 40 other singers and dancers from the Athens area! This project will bring into fruition a project that Megan Cameron began working on a decade ago drawing inspiration from "Dance of the Dissident Daughter" written by Sue Monk Kidd. After a 2009 collaboration with Calliope, Megan knew she wanted to do more with an all female choir and Amethystone.  

 

Nancy Pierce directing Calliope
Nancy Pierce directing Calliope

 

Dancer & Choreographer Missy Whaley
Dancer & Choreographer Missy Whaley

 As part of Emergence, Missy led 3 movement workshops called "Movement & Meditation" designed to help participants gain a deeper sense of self through movement. Several of these participants will be performing in the production.

   

mezzo soprano, Melissa Brobeck
mezzo soprano, Melissa Brobeck

 

Emergence is collaborating with guest artists, Calliope Feminist Chorus, members of the SE Ohio Resistance Choir, mezzo-soprano Melissa Brobeck and an ensemble of dancers choreographed by Missy Whaley including fire spinner Shelly Riggs. For this performance Megan has written 3-4 part choral arrangements of some of Amethystone's songs including a crowd favorite "Faery Song" and a song that had been an instrumental piece for years "Rise Up".

 

Risks and challenges

Having the concert in the middle of February has inherent risks. The positive aspect of a mid-winter performance is not much else is going on and people are often feeling cabin fever. However, inclement weather is a risk and could result in delaying the performance to a later date. This has already been discussed with Arts West and alternative dates will be discussed with all partners so that the show will go on.

Additionally we have several community sponsors that are helping bring this vision to life including:

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens http://uuathensoh.org/

The Flower Farm, The Village Bakery, Nixtamalized, Precision Imprints, Third Sun Solar, Mini Maestros, Tina's Tiaras, Nature's Magic and more.

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    Gravel

    At this level you get to see the performance and leave with some great music for the road!

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    • Megan Cameron’s solo release Another Page
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    River Rock

    Two tickets to the performance! Bring a friend!

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    Stepping Stone

    For helping make this performance happen, you will receive two tickets and a live performance CD of the performance!

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    • Ticket to the performance of Emergence
    • Megan Cameron’s solo release Another Page
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    Boulder

    You get 4 tickets and a live performance CD of the performance, but you also have the knowledge that you are helping Amethystone pay for all the little things that go into a production of this magnitude from programs to copies of sheet music for the chorus members.

    Includes:
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    • CD of live Emergence performance
    • Amethystone’s self- titled 2010 release
    • Megan Cameron’s solo release Another Page
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    Crag

    Sponsoring at this level ensures the musicians and dancers will be compensated for their time and energy in this project.

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    • Limited edition Emergence t-shirt
    • House concert by Megan Cameron
    • Ticket to the performance of Emergence
    • CD of live Emergence performance
    • Amethystone’s self- titled 2010 release
    • Megan Cameron’s solo release Another Page
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    Natural Bridge

    Includes:
    • Acoustic house concert by Amethystone!
    • Ticket to the performance of Emergence
    • Limited edition Emergence t-shirt
    • CD of live Emergence performance
    • Amethystone’s self- titled 2010 release
    • Megan Cameron’s solo release Another Page
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    Mountain

    This will allow a professional video to be produced of the performance enabling this timely message of being true to yourself and embracing your sacredness to be shared with people for years to come. Additionally, now a days, video is everything when it comes to making your mark in the music industry, so this will provide Amethystone with great promotional material to help get more gigs and other opportunities!

    Includes:
    • Electric performance by Amethystone! (band provides sound system)
    • Ticket to the performance of Emergence
    • Limited edition Emergence t-shirt
    • CD of live Emergence performance
    • Amethystone’s self- titled 2010 release
    • Megan Cameron’s solo release Another Page
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