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Series 2

Episode 11: Hofesh Shechter

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

When we are embarrassed our bodies react immediately. It produces a powerful emotional and physical response that can leave us lost for words, virtually paralysed. In this episode of Artsnight, choreographer Hofesh Shechter explores how embarrassment can be rich territory for artistic exploration. He meets performance artist Bryony Kimmings, who reveals the most embarrassing details of her private life in her work. Psychotherapist Philippa Perry explores the psychological roots of embarrassment, and we meet brilliant stand-up comedians who have turned embarrassing their audience and themselves into an art form. Show less


Hofesh Shechter
Series Producer:
Matthew Springford
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Ben Ryder
Ben Ryder

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