DANCE: EVENT OF THE WEEK

Scottish Ballet Thur to 5 June Sadler's Wells, London EC1
One of Kenneth MacMillan's most attractive works, his early Diversions, this week gets its first London showing for 20 years. An all-dance piece to Arthur Bliss's Music for Strings, its 1961 premiere introduced the now celebrated director-designer Philip Prowse, who has redone his beautiful costumes for this revival. Diversions is part of a mixed bill for Scottish Ballet - at present flourishing under its acting director Kenn Burke. The other pieces, both new here, are Rapture, reputedly one of the best ballets by America's Lila York, and Night Life, newly created by Tim Rushton, who sprung to fame by winning an international competition in Copenhagen. Prokofiev piano concertos and music by Bach are their respective scores, played by rising Scottish soloist Lynda Cochrane.

Scottish Ballet, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London EC1 (0171-863 8000) Thur & Fri 7.30pm;5 June 2.30 & 7.30pm

John Percival

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