In New York last night...
jason gregory
08:50 23rd September 2011
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The premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's ballet Ocean's Kingdom attracted a star-studded guestlist in New York last night (September 22).

The former Beatle was joined by fiancee Nancy Shevell, who is rumoured to be marrying imminently, and his daughter Stella.

Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker and Liv Tyler also attended the opening at New York's Lincoln Centre.

Speaking ahead of the premiere, Sir Paul admitted that he felt “quietly confident and nervous” about how the production would be accepted.

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell at the premiere of Ocean's Kingdom.

"I'd seen the great traditional ballets like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, but I had a very limited knowledge of ballet,” he told the Press Association.

"But since this project I've obviously started to take notice - I went to see Giselle recently in London and was bowled over by the sheer athleticism of the dancers.

"The next day I tried to do one of the steps and failed dismally, which gave me a new admiration for the dancers."

It is the first time the former Beatles star has written an original orchestral score for dance.

Ocean's Kingdom Premiere