According to the New York Times, Ocean's Kingdom is roughly 45 minutes long, is divided into four acts and will feature a cast of around 40 performers. The choreography was created by the City Ballet's ballet master in chief Peter Martins, and the composer John Wilson assisted McCartney in arranging the music.
In an interview with the Times, McCartney said that the work is "basically a romantic story" about a couple from opposite worlds -- an ocean kingdom, which represents purity, and an earth kingdom, which represents darkness and evil.
Paul McCartney Collaborates With City Ballet [NY Times]
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- New York City Ballet