Dance evolution

For 30 years, Stephen Petronio has been making moving art with other people's bodies. Collaborating with composer Son Lux, visual artist Janine Antoni and lighting designer Ken Tabachnick, Like Lazarus Did is a touring full-length dance performance inspired by traditional tales of rebirth and transformation. The New York-based company members push their bodies, revealing themes of sacrifice, death and rebirth through cutting-edge contemporary dance. Petronio has made a name for himself in his ability to move dancers through space, utilizing speed, partnering techniques and fast-paced footwork, creating ordered chaos and showing elegance in the recklessness that is human emotion. The performance will feature a live choir and will include a Q-and-A session moderated by Lorelei Bayne, an associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Sacramento State University. Friday, February 28, at 8 p.m.; $25-$54. Mondavi Center, 9399 Old Davis Road in Davis; (866) 754-2787;