NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Tickets are still available for a performance of the Ailey II dance company when the ensemble appears at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country's best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today's most outstanding emerging choreographers, according to the company story in the event program.

Prior to the performance, there will be a 7 p.m. informative talk about the artists and their performances to be presented by Heather Samuelson, adjunct faculty in the kinesiology and health science department at SFA, in Griffith Gallery located across the hall from Turner Auditorium. The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception to meet the performers and to honor the event's corporate sponsor, Commercial Bank of Texas.

The performance is part of the SFA College of Fine Arts' University Series.

Tickets range from $20 to $40, with discounts available for seniors, SFA faculty/staff, students and youth. For tickets or more information, visit or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.