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“With the thirsty beast in chest, frisky butterflies in head, and the imponderable courage of the roebuck, my body shall morph and dressed in armored beauty”


- Maku Mazatl

Marco Huicochea Gonzàlez

January 14, 2014

IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT DANCEWORKS CHICAGO SHARES THE FOLLOWING NEWS:

ON MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014, THERE WAS A FREAK OCCURRENCE DURING A REHEARSAL BREAK, AND DANCEWORKS CHICAGO DANCER MARCO ANTONIO HUICOCHEA GONZÁLEZ SUFFERED A LIFE-ENDING ACCIDENT. HIS FAMILY HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. THERE IS NOTHING FURTHER TO SHARE ABOUT THIS TRAGEDY.

WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL KEEP MARCO, HIS FAMILY, AND HIS DANCEWORKS CHICAGO FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS. WE ARE ALL DOING OUR BEST TO WORK THROUGH THIS VERY SAD AND VERY DIFFICULT TIME AND APPRECIATE YOUR RESPECTFULNESS.


MARCO HUICOCHEA GONZALEZ, from Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico, began his studies with jazz classes at the age of 11 with Alfredo Chávez and started ballet at the age of 14 at Ballet Teatro del Espacio with Solange Lebourges. His first professional work was with San Juan de Letrán, where he worked with Lucero Camarena and Ema Pulido and became aware of contemporary dance. Marco was invited to study in Mexico’s National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance where he learned from teachers like Dariusz Blajer, Armando García, Francisco Illescas, Ester Lopezllera, Alberto (Beto) Pérez, among others, graduating in July 2013. While in school Marco traveled to New York to study with Ballet Hispánico and studied with Cyberdanse Paris in France. He earned a scholarship from the National Fund for Culture and Arts in 2010.  Marco has worked with professional companies including Camerino 4, Cuarto Oscuro, Eterno Caracol, Gato, and he was part of the reality tv show Opera Prima @elcolectivo broadcast in 2012. Marco joined DanceWorks Chicago in 2013.