Latin Fantasy showing at Z-Pac
LENNY Baeza has been dancing since he was a child.
Born in Chile, it was inevitable he would have a knack for it.
He loves dancing and music so much he spends seven days a week teaching students in Brisbane and performing around Queensland.
It helps that his wife, Japanese-born Mio Takagi, is just as creative as he is, playing the piano and flute.
Together the pair run Vida Latina Dance Company which they started in 2003.
The company’s dancers visited Hervey Bay last month and will be here again today and tomorrow performing at Z-Pac Theatre.
Organisers have described Latin Fantasy: Lolita’s Story as a vivacious and stunning two-hour production.
“There’ll be fun, there’ll be tears, there’ll be energy, excitement and a lot of acrobatics,” Lenny said.
There are four male and five female performers in the show, which is a mix of Latin dancing and acting.
Lenny and Mio choreographed Latin Fantasy while Simone Smith is the script writer.
Lenny said all three had put their touch on the show: “It’s a huge combination of everything we’ve done. It’s about my life, Mio’s life and Simone’s life.
“It’s a girl wanting to become a Latino dancer and become a professional dancer and teacher.”
There will be three shows at Z-Pac; tonight at 8pm, tomorrow at 2pm and again at 8pm.
Tickets can be bought from Mary Ryan’s bookstore at Pialba as well as at the door. They cost $27 for adults and $22 concession.