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Thursday, November 21, 2019


Naked at the Bus Stop is the title of a work directed by well-known choreographer and dancer Vusi Makanya featuring dancer and choreographer Wandile Arthur Nodliwa with music composition by Nkosingiphile Mkhize.

It will take have two performances on November 23, 2019, at Daily Dosage Community, 3 Millar Road, Windermere in Durban. The show features Wandile A Nodliwa and Nkosingiphile Mkhize. Stage manager is Othembele Nomgca 

Naked at the bus stop - A feeling of being naked comes from not feeling good about some parts of yourself either inside or outside, then when you are in public you feel as if people can see through your clothes, deep down to your broken parts, a feeling of shame creeps in, you feel as if everyone is watching, judging and laughing at your brokenness.

This happens because you have lost control of your life, you have let your experiences or situations define you, you are not your experiences, you are greater than you think. Take control, rise above that feeling of shame, and rise above that vulnerability.

“With this piece we are looking at how we as people strip ourselves naked simply by not accepting ourselves as we are. The major themes being: self-pity, insecurity and vulnerability,” explains Vusi Makanya.

Award winner Vusi Makanya graduated in Choreography and Practice of Dance Teaching from Phenduka Dance Theatre as well as Dance in Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has over 18 years of professional performance and administration experience in dance, dance theatre, and dance education. He is also a dancer, choreographer and an executive and artistic director of the Durban Dance Theatre School in KwaMashu Township.

He is member of the artistic leadership team which involves seven countries and four continents, and he is also a member of Durban Dance Alliance and a member of the Creative Arts Team in Durban, these organisations all have similar interests of sharing and exploring unity in diversity and cultural expression. He has gained his work experience with only the best and leading performance companies, choreographers and artistic directors in South Africa and abroad.

An actor, director, playwright and choreographer by profession, Wandile Arthur Nodliwa started his artistic journey in 2009 when he was doing karate and school competitions, he then evolved to doing community theatre from 2011 till 2014, which opened doors for him and gave him a glimpse of what the arts industry might be like, after that he went under Vusi Makanya’s wing in dance training in 2015.

He then enrolled at the Durban University of Technology for a National Diploma in Drama and Production Studies in 2016 and graduated in 2019. He has performed on various stages including the Stable Theatre, the Courtyard Theatre, Rhodes Theatre (Makanda/Grahamstown), and Folkwang Theatre (Germany) amongst many more.  He has directed The Playroom written by Thandolwethu Zembe and was showcased at the Courtyard Theatre.

Nkosingiphile Mkhize is an actor, singer, vocal coach and a director who’s been around since 2013 doing community theatre at Isinamuva Theatre Academy where he rose and nurtured his talent in performing art. He has performed on some of the big stages in South Africa such as Soweto Theatre, Market Lab Theatre, State Theatre, Stable Theatre, Playhouse Durban and he was groomed by Market Lab Theatre which certified him to proceed with his talent. He is currently directing one of the late superstar’s project, the play For the love of S’fiso Ncwane. He has utilised his singing talent directing music as well, of which he has performed his music in various places.

Naked at the Bus Stop has performances of 40 minutes long at 14h00 and 18h00 on November 23 at 3 Millar Road, Windermere in Durban. Tickets R70. Ticket contact information (door sales 074 710 4681) or contact (074 257 3836 preferably at

NB: No under 13s as the work presents nudity