The project of Golden youth club was founded by Mahlangu Nomatlou Johannah in 2001 as non-profit organization in the garage of her parent in the semi rural area of Winterveld. GYC is a young dynamic project with a passionate vision to make performing art more accessible to audience in South Africa and across the world. GYC has grown now operate in two provinces Gauteng and North West.
These project constantly exploring new creative ways of bringing out the true essence of traditional dance. It has evolved its own distinct style of presentation by fusing ethnic and modern genres of dancing. Its musical compositions are confluence of traditional South African classical music with a wide range of IsiZulu, Sepedi, XhiVheda, XiTsonga, SiSwati, Ndebele, Xhosa, Sesotho, and Setswana.
Each dance composition is carefully crafted with intricate detailing in synchronization, choreography pattern, thematic costumes and suitable light & stage effects.
Members of Golden youth club have diverse poetry, gumboots Dance, theatre and musical background which they spread health messages in a familiar context (HIV/Aids, substance abuse, Environmental, teenage pregnancy, and etc.
Golden youth club is also deeply aware of its social responsibility. The project consciously engaged in supporting the needy children/youth who are vulnerable who do not see any hope for the future, who’s hungry, cold and the most cases been seen upon as outcasts of the community. As citizens of Winterveld we targeted this community because is recognized as crime zone and well known with high rate of unemployment, poverty and illegal foreigners.
Since 2002 this project has diverse repertoire of work under its extensive portfolio combining the best in Gauteng and North West.
GYC has performed to enthusiastic audiences in Germany, Turkey, Austria, Bulgaria, Vienna, Slovenia and Holland as well as in
Golden youth club has transformed people’s life it uses the performing art as a tool for education and training for youth that is why we inspired partnership with Gauteng Dance Manyano, Department of Sport, Recreation, Art and Culture both Gauteng and North West, South African State Theatre and Institution of Democracy South Africa contribute to the project aesthetic.