Emilyn Claid

Emilyn says she left the ballet because she got injured with arthritis in her foot, and she went to New York and got stuck into drugs and sex, and from then on she was working on a much more existential questioning of life and death, race, feminism, class and politics.

She says ever since the dream was broken, she's questioned everything.

Emilyn doesn't care about being an academic, but she likes talking and she likes thinking and she spends hours in the studio just falling, and she's going to write a book about that.

(to the tune of 'Piece of my heart' by Janis Joplin)