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, choreographerHofesh 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

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