The Art of Theatre at the Heart of Society 5.0


A Japanese Ministerial Commission provided the guidelines for a global reform of the Educational System, to prepare students for the challenges of society 5.0; the heart of the technical-scientific training is the human factor: professional development of teachers and enhancement of the arts (MEXT, 2017, 2018). Virtual and global dimensions are today massively influential in the identity formation – individual and collective; they will sure increase in the super-smart society. To educate in art and through art, particularly the theatrical-performative art, involving the body, can give a border space between visible and invisible, reality and imagination. Theatre links discipline and fancy, it arouses curiosity and divergent thinking, allowing unexpected questions, creative ways, and new discoveries. It may be a way to enable students to lead changings, instead of being their passive users.