Undercurrent, formed by Wilson in 2016, is distinctive because of the diversity of backgrounds of the company members and the themes it explores. The ensemble evolved from Wilson’s ongoing study of the potential for untrained movement (and trained movement from disciplines other than dance) in the development of contemporary dance. As an ensemble it challenges boundaries and expectations in both contemporary dance practice and inclusiveness in the arts. The founding members are professional dancer, Marketa Formanova; Special Olympics swimmer, Jim Reynolds; acrobat and parkcour performer, Olek Wojec; and Isolde Carmody, a theatre practitioner who uses a wheelchair.
The core ensemble extended in 2019 to include international the dance artists, musicians and actors, Ben McEwen, Gaelin Little, Franziska Bohem, Svenja Buehl and Hristo Ushev.
Undercurrent is a democratic collective committed to porous borders, between art forms, between community and professional practice, between performers and audience, and between individuality and collectivity. Interdisciplinary practice towards connection empowerment and diversity.