Jens Olesen, who resides in Brazil, is the president of the South American division of the advertising firm McCann-Erickson and the primary force behind a number of cultural exchange events between Denmark and South America.
Jens Olesen initiated the collaboration between the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and one of Brazil's most famous samba schools, Imperatriz Leopoldinense.
With sponsorship from the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation, the samba school will feature Hans Christian Andersen at next year's Rio de Janeiro carnival in celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of Danish storyteller.
Danish Prime Minister about Andersen
According to Anders Fogh Rasmussen Hans Christian Andersen is a world legend. Watch the HCA Comment.
Three days of Andersen celebration
A gigantic TV show is to be the highlight of a three-day opening celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of the Danish storyteller and poet Hans Christian Andersen.
Symphonic Fairytales Never before have so many new works by Danish composers premiered so widely.
New Biography on Andersen
Major biography casts new light on the life and works of Hans Christian Andersen.
HCA Cinema Watch videos from our press briefings and find out more about HCA2005 in our motion picture features!
Experience personal views on Hans Christian Andersen in motion pictures.
Biography Read the story about the Hans Christian Andersen biography by Jackie Wullschlager.
Hans Christian Andersen loved having his picture taken.
Q & A Which shoe size did Hans Christian Andersen use?
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