A hallmark collaboration between Peter Martins and Paul McCartney, Ocean’s Kingdom marked the first time McCartney composed for dance, and Martins’ choreography follows the music’s libretto of a romance between lovers from conflicting kingdoms.
Created for NYCB’s 2011 Fall Gala, the world premiere of Ocean’s Kingdom marked the first time that the legendary musician and songwriter Paul McCartney composed for dance. Peter Martins’ choreography follows an original libretto about a romance between lovers from conflicting underwater kingdoms. The costumes were designed by fashion designer Stella McCartney, in her theatrical debut. The ballet also features projections by S. Katy Tucker integrated with lighting designs by Mark Stanley and sets by Perry Silvey.