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Beauty and the Shepherd (also known as A Masque of Beauty and the Shepherd) was choreographed by Lew Christensen and premiered in August 29, 1954 at the annual Stern Grove Festival. The work featured music by Christoph Willibald Gluck with costumes by Russell Hartley. The images featured here come from the San Francisco Ballet's premiere performance at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in 1956. The performance featured dancers from the world premiere, including Bene Arnold, Constance Coler, Nancy Johnson, Louise Lawler, and Conrad Ludlow.