What is Provocations?

PROVOCATIONS: drama and dance in education is a new publication with a mandate to celebrate, problematize, and inquire into drama and dance in diverse educational settings. This venture aims to connect Ontario drama and dance educators by providing a vibrant platform for sharing professional knowledge, pedagogical practices, and research. The centering of teacher, student and arts educators voice and experience will be a hallmark of the publication.

Provocations' audience consists of educators, K- post-secondary, who want to learn more about effective teaching techniques, share their own classroom discoveries and research, and have a platform for interacting with others. The journal will also be of interest to artist- educators and arts organizations.

Mission and Vision Statement


To cultivate community, provoke pedagogical inquiry, and disrupt educational complacency through drama and dance.


Through the sharing of diverse teaching & learning stories, PROVOCATIONS aims to build a connected community of drama and dance educators. This publication centers the voices of drama and dance practitioners (teachers, students artists) whose inquiries and practice-based research place them in conversation with a broader community. Innovative approaches, bold risk-taking, and reflective practice are highlighted to encourage exploration and experimentation in the drama and dance classroom.


  • Drama and dance stories matter

  • Drama and dance make space for reflection on multiple processes: wondering, theorizing, challenging, exploring, provoking, creating, thinking and feeling

  • Drama and dance educators take action to decolonize learning

  • Drama and Dance practice-based research and scholarship build community, while stimulating innovation and new conversations

  • Drama and dance will continue to grow through exemplary practice

Provocations Editorial Board

Managing Editor - Christine Jackson

Editorial Team

Brendon Allen

Jan Buley

Jane Deluzio

Jessie Kennedy

Anastasia Lainas-Hayward

Matthew Sheahan