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Taiwanese choreographer wins second place in Paris

PARIS--A dance created by a Taiwanese choreographer won second place Sunday in an international competition sponsored by Theatre de la Ville in Paris.

Wu Chien-ying's “Dancing in Badminton” earned him 11,000 euros (US$13,969) for the second prize in a field of 300 entries from 41 different countries.

The Danse Elargie competition, now in its second year, allows free expression among dancers of all ages and in all disciplines.

The only rules of the competition are that each group must be made up of at least three performers and the dance should be at least 10 minutes long.

Wu's piece was based on the concept of a badminton game, with two mixed pairs dancing the parts.

The whole audience appeared enthralled with the performance and got to see badminton in a new light.

Wu, 29, said he plans to record the piece and publish it for the general public.

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