Ocean's Kingdom

Choreography by: Peter Martins

Music by: Paul McCartney

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.

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Ocean's Kingdom
September 22, 2011, New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Sara Mearns, Robert Fairchild, Amar Ramasar, Georgina Pazcoguin, Christian Tworzyanski, Daniel Ulbricht, Megan LeCrone, Craig Hall, Savannah Lowery, Emily Kikta, Anthony Huxley, Allen Peiffer, David Prottas

49 Min.
Costumes by
Stella McCartney; Costume Supervision by Marc Happel
Set by
Perry Silvey; Video & Projection Design by S. Katy Tucker
Lighting by
Mark Stanley