This January, Sir Paul McCartney’s first ballet (he wrote both the score and the libretto) will be performed at Lincoln Center, starting January 19. Ocean’s Kingdom, written for the New York City Ballet with choreography by Peter Martins and costumes by McCartney’s fashion-designer daughter Stella, tells the fantastical story of Princess Honorata, daughter of King Ocean, and her romance with Prince Stone, the younger brother of King Terra (translation: King Earth). If you are curious as to whether Earth and Water Royalty can make their love last against the odds, then you are in luck: Vulture is giving away a pair of tickets to the ballet. To enter the contest, simply write a haiku — that’s five, seven, and five syllables per line — in the comments below in celebration of any aspect of Sir Paul McCartney’s long career: Could be a Beatles or solo song, his life, his new mastery of ballet, or even his bravura ability to play all instruments in movie-promotion music videos! We’ll stop accepting entries at noon tomorrow, and winners will be announced on Friday, December 9. (Complete contest rules can be found here.) Good luck!
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