Since 1998 when The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center opened, we have been proud partners with the Park City School District. From student outreach opportunities to serving as the anchor facility of the Sundance Film Festival, we have worked together to make certain this amazing building was fully and fairly utilized. We have welcomed performers from the world over and the finest Utah performers. Our after-school technical theater program has served as a lifeline for students who may never appear in front of the curtain, to learn how all things work back of house. We are honored to have been partners in the citywide evening, Save Our Snow, addressing global climate issues.
And yet, there was always Something missing.
The beautiful, state of the art building was missing Two Somethings, as it turned out. We are fortunate beyond measure to have a very generous donor who has a good eye. It had been obvious to this donor for sometime, that to complete the statement of who we are and what we offer, needed Something to represent a sense of elegance and excitement and exquisite talent.
This donor contacted us and introduced us to the bronze artists, Bob & Jo Wilfong of Henderson, Nevada, who then created two bronze sculptures for The Center.
The first, outside, “Dance of Love, Dance of Life” features two dancers in a freeform movement.
Inside, the larger than life “Rock Star” reaches to the clouds underneath the skylight. Like the proverbial icing on the cake, these two pieces, installed with giant cranes and much planning, finished off the space.
The donors, when asked why they chose to gift Something so powerful and glorious, anonymously to the community, answered, simply, for the children. For the enjoyment of their own children and grandchildren to come. For future generations of children.
And, we suspect, to inspire the child within us all.
All performances are presented at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts.
1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, Utah 84060.
Performance time is 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise specified for a specific performance.
ECCLES CENTER SEATING CHART:
DIRECTIONS TO THE ECCLES CENTER
From Salt Lake City:
Take I-80 East to the Kimball Junction Exit. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Hwy 224. Continue on that road until reaching the eighth traffic light (including the light on the ramp, approximately 5 1/4 miles). At the eighth light, turn left onto Kearns Blvd (the landmark on the corner is The Yarrow Hotel). Go through one set of lights and continue until Park City High School appears on the left side of the road. The Eccles Center is attached to the far side of the high school (the tallest part of the building).
From Old Town, Park City:
Take Park Ave. out of Old Town, past Albertson’s. Turn right onto Kearns Blvd. at the light by The Yarrow Hotel. Go through one set of lights and continue until Park City High School appears on the left side of the road. The Eccles Center is attached to the far side of the high school (the tallest part of the building).
From Heber City:
Take Hwy 40 to the Park City Exit. At the end of the ramp, turn left, go under the bridge and continue on that road. After passing the National Ability Center ranch and a hill on the right, you will pass the School District Building, Treasure Mountain Middle School and McPolin Elementary School. The Eccles Center is the tallest part of Park City High School, the next building on your right.