Baye & Asa in “Collective Bargain”

May 27, 2022

Dance duo Baye & Asa, one of Dance Magazine‘s 2022 “25 to Watch” picks, filmed “Collective Bargain” onsite at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works, a former factory known for producing railroad tracks. Co-directed by cinematographer Alan Jensen, the short pays homage to the site’s complicated history, which involved the boom of industrial expansion during the Gilded Age and the growing prominence of the middle class, but also the harsh work environments that generated friction amongst labor unions, employers and the U.S. government.