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Two and a Half

New piece of dance theatre

  • 26 September 2021
  • Symondsbury Estate

Rising sea temperatures form the heart of this piece

Two and a Half takes as its theme the 2.5°c rise in Arctic sea temperatures since the 1970s due to climate change, where lost ice, shrinking habitats and climbing sea levels are rapidly changing the world as we know it. 

Fingerprint Dance is a community dance company based in West Dorset, existing to create performance opportunities for people under-represented in mainstream arts. The members are mature dance company, Grace + Growl, who have joined forces with Forest, a new performance company of adults with different abilities. Together they have created a new piece of dance theatre for Inside Out Dorset Festival.

The Fingerprint Dance team is delighted to be joined by Cornwall based choreographer and photographer Emily Alden for this project.

Photograph by Peter Millson.



Deborah Winstone, Rosie Russell, Ro Gallagher, Helen Parrott, Tom Jones, Pat Jones, Mary Watkins, Diane Harding, Rosie Silk, Alex Dodson, Owen Filsell, Robert Poulton, Anna Golding and Abi Punchard


Fingerprint Dance Director: Anna Golding

Choreographer: Emily Alden

Creative Assistant: Mickey Bonome

Lead Musician: Andrew Dickson

Musicians: Nic Worters, Theo Slight and Helen Garrett


Fingerprint Dance has been supported by Arts Council England, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, DCMS, Dorset Council, Dorset AONB, Jerwood Arts, Artful Scribe, The Garrick Club Charitable Trust, The Leche Trust, Symondsbury Estate, LAND and The Green Carpet.


This performance will take place in a multi-level garden, with hard-standing paths leading to flat hard-standing or grass areas. There is one steep ramp leading to the upper grass area. Distance to Front of House is approximately 80m, and there is some seating in the vicinity.

Further access information can be found through the ‘plan your visit’ link below.

Plan Your Visit

With the current climate crisis, we try to work in a greener way and understand that we all need to be part of the solution in protecting our planet. We encourage you to consider how you get to the festival and adapt to ‘greener’ ways if possible. Follow this link to plan your visit and read full access information.

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