Various items related to "Ocean's Kingdom."
A story on Stella McCartney's costumes, with slideshow.http://www.wwd.com/f...e-right-5199823
When Paul McCartney spoke of plans to write an original score for the New York City Ballet, his daughter Stella piped up jokingly that she would handle the costumes. By chance, Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins’ teenage daughter, Talicia, was thinking along those same lines and encouraged her father to line up the fashion designer.
The high-powered collaboration of music, dance and fashion sees the designer join forces with her father Paul McCartney, 69, for the new ballet production that is part of New York City Ballet's Fall Gala.
With final adjustments being made to outfits, headdresses and looks, the London-based designer, who celebrated her 40th birthday last weekend, said she was working until the eleventh hour on the dance clothes.
Preview of the ballet, with clip:http://brooklyn.ny1....ney-s--kingdom-
So just how big a deal is it that Paul McCartney is the composer? Well, by taking a look at the publicity poster, it's clear McCartney gets top billing even over the name of the ballet.
"He [McCartney] saw the ballet for the first time last week. Loved it and had some good suggestions and I took them," Martins said.
Paul McCartney has posted a clip of his ballet composition 'Ocean's Kingdom' ahead of the show's opening night in New York tomorrow (September 22).
The video, which you can watch by scrolling down and clicking below, shows rehearsal footage of the Beatle working with the performers and talking about the piece set to debut at New York City Ballet. There will be four more performances of the composition this month and then five additional shows in January 2012.