'United We Gala' showcases 300 student performers, Clark's diverse community

April 7, 2017
Dancers perform during International Gala 2017 at Clark University.
Dancers perform during International Gala on March 31.

More than 300 student performers showcased the Clark community’s diverse cultures during “International Gala 2017: United We Gala,” which took place March 31 in the Kneller Athletic Center. Organized by Clark’s International Student Association, Gala highlights traditional and contemporary dance, music, song, theater and fashion from across the world.

Miss the show? Watch the Livestream recording. 

An audience of students, alumni, family, faculty and the local community were treated to a range of dance styles representing 31 countries.

To participants and spectators alike, Gala is more than just a dance program. “Gala is one of those events that really celebrates and champions our cultural diversity,” said Emma Ogg ’17, who performed in dances celebrating Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago.

The International Student Association chose this year’s theme by focusing on how Clark’s international community can unite against divisive global issues and conflict by partnering with on-campus organizations championing social justice.

Check out photos from the event below: