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Laura Careless: Lost Goddess 

Persephone was the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology. She was initially abducted by Hades, king of the dead, who took her home and tricked her into eating pomegranate seeds. (If you eat anything in the underworld, you have to stay forever.) Persephone's mother, Demeter (goddess of the harvest), successfully freed her, but only for part of the year; Demeter's sorrow at her daughter's part-time absence resulted in the poor growing season of winter. The Greeks worshiped Persephone through a combination of dance and ritual performance. Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Gaslight Theater (358 North Boyle Avenue;, dancer Laura Careless celebrates Demeter through the ritual performance Lost Goddess. The piece combines dance, drama and music to explore the myth's themes of mother-daughter relationships and seasonal cycles. Tickets are $10 to $20.
Thu., June 25, 8 p.m., 2015

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