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Say Brother; D.A.N.C.E; Interview with Billy Wilson

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In this clip SummaryTopper Carew interviews Billy Wilson, choreographer and musical director, of the Dance Theatre of Boston on his hopes and aims for the newly formed dance company. Overall this program is composed of two dance performances by members of the Dance Theatre of Boston, as directed by company choreographer and musical director Billy Wilson. Performances are titled "Les Deux" and "Black Light," and were performed for a studio audience. Program contains a short interview with Wilson conducted by host Topper Carew. Original air date estimated. Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.

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Say Brother
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Interview with Billy Wilson

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Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

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African Americans in the performing arts
Dance Theatre of Boston
African American dance
Wilson, Billy
Race and Ethnicity
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Carew, Topper (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Davis, Scott (Floor Manager)
Davis, Tonya (Assistant To The Producer)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Carew, Topper (Host)
MacDonald, Greg (Cameraman)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
Simmons, Fred (VTR Recordist)
Wareham, Skip (Cameraman)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Heitman, Clint (Scenic Design)
Chigas, Basil (Crane)
Kenner, Sharon (Graphics)
Charette, Bill (Cameraman)
Payne, Hunter (Crane)
Cross, June (Assistant To The Producer)
Floyd, Michael (Lighting Assistant)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “Say Brother; D.A.N.C.E; Interview with Billy Wilson,” 01/24/1974, GBH Archives, accessed February 23, 2024,
MLA: “Say Brother; D.A.N.C.E; Interview with Billy Wilson.” 01/24/1974. GBH Archives. Web. February 23, 2024. <>.
APA: Say Brother; D.A.N.C.E; Interview with Billy Wilson. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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