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2008-09 Brings Many "Firsts"

Is Barbie rockin’ a natural hairstyle with fabulous eyelashes?? Look at all of her pivot points… this is design to MOVE!
Feel her rhythm does this Barbie® doll NOT indeed appear to be performing "Wade in the Water" from Alvin Ailey's classic masterpiece, Revelations as well??

Why, yes! Yes, it does…

2008 introduces … the first ever Barbie® doll to be inspired by a dance company—Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater Barbie® doll. Designed by Artistic Director Judith Jamison. (Right on time for Christmas… don’t hate on good marketing!) I absolutely LOVE seeing the Alvin Ailey dancers perform! Now, my oldest daughter has had the experience of seeing the Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater perform. Her grandmother (THANKS MOM!) made sure she took a few of her grandchildren who she considered old even to appreciate the performance. My daughter and my nephew had the privilege to see the Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater. They too now know of the famed beauty and grace of world-class dancers (many of whom are people of color).

My mom always took my brothers and me to fine cultural events as children. Because of the powerful positive experiences my mom made sure I had particularly as it related to our African-American culture, seems I have always known the power and beauty of Black folk.

I love you, momma! Thanks for the rich memories. Now… I want the doll!

This doll commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

BARBIE and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by Mattel, Inc. © 2008 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Queen Nat said…
I love this doll! I will definitely be on the lookout for it. Thanks for the heads up.

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