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Pacific Northwest Ballet principal Noelani Pantastico (center), corps member Christopher D'Ariano and soloist Dylan Wald rehearse Balanchine's Agon. Lyndsay Thomas, Courtesy PNB

We always love a ballet streaming event. That's why you need to clear your afternoon (or at least keep your phones and laptops handy) on Wednesday, September 25. At 12:00 pm PST/3:00 pm EST, Pacific Northwest Ballet will be streaming rehearsals for George Balanchine's Agon, led by founding artistic director Francia Russell. The company is gearing up to perform the neoclassical masterpiece for their season opening program September 27-October 6, along with Kent Stowell's Carmina Burana.

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Christopher Stowell leads a Rite of Spring rehearsal at Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Christopher Stowell's ballet pedigree runs the length of the West Coast. His parents, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, founded Pacific Northwest Ballet, he danced for San Francisco Ballet for 16 years, and he served as the artistic director of Oregon Ballet Theatre from 2003 to 2012. In July, SFB announced that Stowell would return to serve as ballet master and assistant to artistic director Helgi Tomasson.

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