Braden Fellman’s commercial property, Wagon Works is now home to The Lucky Penny’s Work Room. Located in East Point, Wagon Works is a converted mill originally build in 1895 with huge windows, exposed brick and soaring high ceilings that enhance the building’s unique character. Historically, the mill was used to build wagons and carriages. Now, it will generate original dance work.
The Lucky Penny creates and presents contemporary performance events in Atlanta, Georgia. Co-founded in 2011 by choreographer Blake Beckham along with designer and production maven Malina Rodriguez, The Lucky Penny exists as a production outlet for the duo’s collaborative performances, a platform for supporting other artists and an organizational umbrella for Dance Truck, the mobile movement project that delivers dance in the back of trailers, trucks and pickups. The Lucky Penny’s mission is to advance artistry and cultivate community through its daring performance projects.
For years, The Lucky Penny has sought a studio space to call home – a place to generate original dance work and a space to share with like-minded artists approaching their practice with depth and intention. The Lucky Penny found that home at Braden Fellman property Wagon Works and they are calling it their Work Room.
The Lucky Penny’s Work Room is a rehearsal studio for contemporary dance where choreographic artists receive support to pursue a rigorous, consistent creative practice. In this shared workplace, a small group of resident artists selected by The Lucky Penny receive year-round, subsidized studio time to hone their artistic voice and advance their craft. The Work Room serves as their professional laboratory, a space devoted to dance-making, research, training, experimentation and play.