Boca del Lupo

netstanleypark.jpgMy husband and I take to the trails of Stanley Park quite often – although being an avid runner, he is slightly more familiar with them than I.

We’d like to think that we explore the park a bit more than your average tourist. Going beyond the Seawall and trekking along the dozens of paths and foot trails that lead you from Lost Lagoon, Ferguson Point, Lumberman’s Arch and around Beaver Lake. Yesterday we tried out a few unfamiliar paths and came across some interesting ‘out of the ordinary’ sights: Cables, carabineers, sand bags, netting, ropes and ladders. Not the type of thing you’d imagine coming across in the woods.

shoes.jpgA few weeks ago I read about these strange installations on Matthew Good’s blog [mblog] although we had yet to come across the pieces/images described in that post ourselves.

All of the scenes (spaced out along several parts of the trail) are a part of a performance called “The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces” [boca del lupo]. Described as “free, outdoor, all-ages, roving spectacular”.

windowstanleypark.jpgYes, it’s free. They have evening performances starting July 12th and running until August 4th.

Per their website they’re all booked up but check it out for any upcoming info or added shows. There is also a waitlist and further instructions for anyone interested in attending or even volunteering as “audience shepherds”.

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about Stanley Park you realize how big it really is and there’s so much going on off the beaten paved-rental-bike-laden path.

2 Comments so far

  1. John Bollwitt (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 10:36 am

    I’ve passed little signs for that all over the park, but never thought too much more of it. Now it all makes sense. :p

  2. Rebecca (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 10:48 am

    Oh sure and you couldn’t have told me about the signs before so I could have posted this ages ago (before it was all booked up)? sheesh :p

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