NEW YORK — Award-winning choreographer Choo-san Goh, whose ballets have been performed around the world, has died of an AIDS-related illness. He was 39.
Goh died Saturday night at his Manhattan home of viral colitis, a disease that frequently afflicts victims of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. He was diagnosed as having AIDS last December.
Earlier this year, Goh was awarded the 1987 Cultural Medallion of Singapore, the most prestigious arts award given in the island nation where he was born.
Goh's most recent work, "Configurations," was a collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov and the American Ballet Theatre. The choreographer recently co-founded the Choo-san Goh & Robert Magee Foundation, endowing it with $500,000 to support dance companies and individuals to create works of ballet.