Early in the twentieth century Isadora Duncan developed a form of creative dance that revolutionised the dance world with its focus on the expressive qualities of movement. Her students were called The Isadorables. One of those students was Mary Wingman who also studied with Rudolph Laban. Mary Wigman is considered one of the mothers of modern dance.
Before migrating to Australia Dorothea Manigiamele studied with Mary Wingman in Germany. In the 1970s Mangiamele founded the creative dance school Mangala, in Carlton Melbourne. Her yoga focused, passionate, fun and dynamic style in turn has inspired a string of influenced creative dance schools throughout Victoria; such as Over the Moon in Castlemaine and Seven Turns Dance Collective in Bendigo, to name a few. It is in the tradition of Manigiamele’s style that we are also most influenced by at Inside Out.
INSIDE OUT DANCE THEATRE was founded in 2004 and housed at Factory 2/ East St. Our teachers are committed to dance and drama as life style, education and empowerment. We have a strong artistic collaborative culture in the school.