RISING announces mass participatory project for its 2024 festival

The first event for next year’s winter festival RISING will see audiences become the artists in a major participatory experience.

Melburnians and visitors alike will become the voices, instruments and performers of Communitas, a world premiere interactive event to be held as part of RISING in 2024.

Led by Melbourne electronic duo Shouse (whose 2017 track ‘Love Tonight’ went viral in 2021 after being remixed by French DJ and producer David Guetta) Communitas will be staged within St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of the city.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts