HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN DAYS 2003

Program for the celebration of Hans Christian Andersen's 198th birthday, April 1 - 3.                                          


Tuesday, April 1
1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Kneehigh Theatre performs "The Red Shoes" at Odense Theater

The performance is based on the well-known fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, but Kneehigh Theatre has created its own version and will provide the audience with a devilish cabaret, filled with music and pictures.

The performance will take place in English and will last approximately 1 hour. Tickets can be reserved by telephone at 66120052.
7:00 p.m. Hans Christian Andersen film cavalcade, Cafe biografen
Cafe biografen shows films about Hans Christian Andersen's life and fairy tales.  
The program will be made available in daily newspapers.

Wednesday, April 2
8:00 a.m.: Wreath-laying ceremony at Hasselriis' statue in Eventyrhaven

9:30 a.m. Worship service at Odense Cathedral, St. Knud's Church, with Johannes Møllehave

9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:45 p.m. Hans Christian Andersen's Birthday Party at Odense Concert Hall
The Hans Christian Andersen Parade with, among others, Sofie Lassen-Kahlke, ventriloquist Preben Palsgaard, and the Odense Student Orchestra.
Order tickets by telephone at 65514010.
1:00 p.m. Kneehigh Theatre performs "The Red Shoes" at Odense Theater
The performance will take place in English and last approximately 1 hour. Tickets can be reserved by telephone at 66120052.
3:00 p.m. Presentation of a donation from the Odense Civic Association to the City of Odense, "The Fairy Tale Benches", at Klingenberg Square
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Open house at THE TINDERBOX - A Cultural House for Children
Visit "The Enchanted World of Thumbellina" - an interactive exhibition for children.

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. "Hans Christian Andersen and Karen Blixen" - charitable event for SOS-Børnebyerne at Bibliotekssalen in Odense
4:00 p.m.: Musical contribution by Stig Andersen, violinist for the Odense Symphony Orchestra and Aline Erbs, the Academy of Music, Esbjerg.
4:15 p.m.: Lecture by Johannes Møllehave.
5:15 p.m.: Johannes Møllehave auctions off works of art donated by artist Marie Louise Kold.

Artist Marie Louise Kold exhibits etchings and patinated metal works inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and Karen Blixen, March 31 - April 4, Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Entrance fee of DKK 50.

7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Ungdomsteater at THE TINDERBOX - Rosengårds Ungdomsskole performs "Deadline" from April 2 - 6 at 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m.
Order tickets by telephone at 65930276 daily between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Entrance fee DKK 40.

5:00 p.m.: Annual birthday event at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum
True to tradition, the Hans Christian Andersen Scholarship will be awarded to "a diligent schoolboy", the unveiling of this year's Andersen Annual Art, readings, music and more.

7:00 p.m. Hans Christian Andersen film cavalcade, Cafe biografen
The program will be made available in daily newspapers.
7:30 p.m. AWARD CEREMONY, Odense Theater

Program:
Presentation of the City of Odense's Hans Christian Andersen Prize 2003 of 50,000 Euro. Mayor Anker Boye will present the prize to an artist who will make an active contribution to create awareness about Hans Christian Andersen.

For the eighth time, the Hans Christian Andersen Prize Committee will award three honorary Hans Christian Andersen prizes. Danish Minister of Culture Brian Mikkelsen, County Council Chairperson Jan Boye, and former prize recipient Lin Hua will present the prizes to persons or institutions that communicate, construe or convey information about the writer and his works. 
Musical contribution by Flemming Enevold.

"Rimedjævlen" - preview of a new CD with the music of Ulle Bjørn Bengtsson and Hans Sydow.
Paprika Steen will read the fairy tale "Grandmother".
Kneehigh Theatre will perform an excerpt from the piece "The Red Shoes".

Hosted by: Paprika Steen. 
Tickets for the award ceremony at Odense Theater can be reserved by telephone at 66120052, beginning 26 March 2003.


Thursday, April 3
9:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Film symposium "Hans Christian Andersen and Film" at Teaterhuset, Rosenhaven.
Film and Hans Christian Andersen have a lot in common.  You might say that both are great storyteller, able to capture the attention of an audience with imaginative stories. Hans Christian Andersen lived to witness the photograph - about which he was very enthusiastic, but he died twenty years before motion pictures. 

On the other hand, the medium of film has since explored Hans Christian Andersen as a regular source of material: in the form of films dealing - more or less truthfully - with the writer's life and career and films based on his immortal fairy tales and stories.
The symposium, which is accompanied by almost a week of Hans Christian Andersen films, will illuminate from various angles Andersen?s significance for film culture and the significance of film upon our view of Andersen and ourselves.

Program:
9:30 a.m.:  Assoc. Prof. Peter Schepelern: Billedbog med billeder - H.C. Andersen og filmen [A Picture Book with Pictures: Hans Christian Andersen and Film]
11:00 a.m.:  Prof. Kirsten Drotner: Andersen og (ande)dammen [Andersen and the (Duck)Pond]
12.00 noon:  Lunch
1:30 p.m.:  Sociologist, author Henrik Dahl: H.C. Andersen og den nationale identitet - set gennem filmen [Hans Christian Andersen and National Identity - Seen Through Film]
3:00 p.m.:  Film consultant Ulrich Breuning: Det besjælede eventyr - H.C. Andersen på film [The Fairy Tale Ensouled: Hans Christian Andersen on Film]
4:15 p.m.:  Director Jørgen Lerdam: "The Fairytaler", H.C.  Andersens eventyr som tegnefilm [?The Fairytaler?: Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales as Animated Film]

Lunch may be purchased for DKK. 75; beverages may also be purchased. Registration no later than March 27 by e-mail:

7:00 p.m. Hans Christian Andersen film cavalcade, Cafe biografen
The program will be made available in daily newspapers.


List of Addresses:
Bibliotekssalen, Klosterbakken 2
Cafe biografen, Brandts Passage 39-41
THE TINDERBOX - A Cultural House for Children, Hans Jensens Stræde 21
Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Hans Jensen Stræde 37-45
Odense Cathedral, St. Knud's Church, Klosterbakken 2
Odense Concert Hall, Claus Bergs Gade 9
Odense Theater, Jernbanegade 21
Teaterhuset Rosenhaven, Filosofgangen 19