The butterfly effect indicates the concept that small causes can have a large effect. The term comes from the metaphorical example of a major natural event being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly many weeks before. The day of Gala, each and every one of us comes to the Kneller after weeks of hard work and practice to build something greater than ourselves. We come together, as individuals with our own cultures, backgrounds and ideas to not only represent ourselves with pride but celebrate one another.

Gala doesn’t end with the breakdown of the stage. It lives on in the countless performers, volunteers and audience members of our community. It lives on in the friendships created, knowledge acquired, and care and respect gained for the diversity of people that surrounds us.

This is, the Gala Effect.

Directed and Edited by: Galen Hartwell
Produced by: Clark University’s International Student Association
Filmed by: Galen Hartwell and ISA

International Gala Performance
April 1st 2016, Kneller, 7pm