"Keep an eye out for Madeline Maxine Gorman. Her passion for dance and her choreography is a treasure that can push her and our dance community in the right direction."
- Charm City Dance Review
My artistic statement
I take great comfort in my rug being the same color as the curtains, walls, and furniture. It implies that there is a connection between them, but still an environment of order. My life can easily become a place of comfort, control, and conformity. This sense of order acts as a shield, which protects me from the unpredictability of the world. Yet, sometimes I am faced with instances that disrupt my everyday patterns. I may walk past a painting which hung on the bedroom wall for years and suddenly notice a background figure for the very first time.
These everyday awakenings are what I constantly pursue in my work. My goal as an artist is to stir audience members to a higher state of awareness, even if it just means being fully present in one moment.
I seek to achieve this goal by exploring societal issues through the combination of contemporary movement with projection, music, spoken word, humor, and audience engagement. I believe that the layering of production elements provides more outlets for audience members to connect with the work. It is through working with the dancers, actors, composers, and designers with whom I collaborate that each dance comes to life.
When making work, I often explore the three things women aren't supposed to be—angry, funny, and frightening. The subjects of my work often include:
Community Building Addiction
Mental Health Anger
Mass Media Laughter Fear