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City Lights: The 10,000 Dreams Festival Closes with Choo San Goh’s “Fives”

More than four decades ago, the dynamic ballet duo of Mary Day and Choo San Goh changed American ballet for the better. She was the founder of the Washington Ballet; he was a dancer from Singapore who earned a degree in biochemistry, then opted to abandon the science lab for ballet. After hearing about his early choreographic efforts for the Dutch National Ballet, Day invited Goh to Washington in 1976. For the next 10 years, the pair was a daring force in dance, with Goh creating more than a dozen neoclassical ballets in Washington and other ones for companies around the country. […]