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Date published: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rugby League World Cup 2013 has announced the appointment of Grand Visionary Solutions to lead the initial stage of the official dance programme.

It will be supported by Arts Council England and is the key element of a series of cultural events planned around the tournament. 

Organisers are currently in discussion with various other individuals and bodies to introduce other elements to the wider RLWC2013 culture programme, but dance will be the central part. The culture programme is one of five community initiatives to be delivered by RLWC2013.

June Gamble and Gwen Van Spijk of Grand Visionary Solutions have over 45 years combined experience in delivering dance and large scale public engagement projects.

Recent projects include leading The Boat Project as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. They will be working with RLWC2013, Arts Council England, and the host consortiums which will include local sports and arts organisations, as well as dance agencies and dance artists.

World Cup marketing manager, Mark Foster said: “RLWC2013 will be much more than an international sporting event. We recognise we have a responsibility to our host communities.

“Many of our community initiatives will therefore provide life-changing experiences. The opportunity to dance before a RLWC2013 game and in front of a capacity crowd can’t be underestimated as a way of providing inspiration for civic pride in those communities. Details regarding all of RLWC2013 community initiatives will be announced in the near future.”