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The University Culture Festival 2013 awards ceremony

The University Culture Festival 2013 awards ceremony

Havana University harbors a number of dance groups within its walls. The oldest one, Alma Mater, was started in 1978. While they might not have the same heritage as a Trinity College amateur dramatics society, I bet Havana’s newest dance groups, such as Entalpía, dance a lot better. Over its eight-year life, Entalpía has grown and developed its own character.

These amateur groups represent a unique opportunity for those who, in addition to pursuing a university degree, feel the need to devote their free time to the performing arts. Sometimes, these amateurs end up as professional artists. The outstanding soprano Alina Sanchez, for example, started out as an amateur singer at the university and became the best ‘Cecilia’, the leading role of the most famous Cuban zarzuela, ever. More often than not, however, the greatest reward that these amateurs gain is offering their talent to the world.

While they may be only amateurs, if you find yourself in Havana when Entalpía, Alma Mater or WTF are performing, make sure not to miss these multi-talented students express themselves through contemporary dance. EntalpÍa dance troupe

Ok, so it might not have the same heritage as a Trinity College amateur dramatics society, but on the other hand I bet that the members of Entalpía dance a lot better, which is a plus since Entalpía is the name for a contemporary dance group from the University of Havana. Over its 8-year life, Entalpía has grown and has developed its own…

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