Krisztina rosner

University of Pecs (Hungary)

Krisztina ROSNER wrote her PhD on the actor’s presence and the performative aspects of silence (2011), and was an assistant, then associate professor of theatre studies at the University of Pecs, Hungary between 2005-2018. In her activity, theory and practice are intertwined: besides teaching, she is a theatre director and actor, and has given workshops in Japan, Austria, Malta, Hungary. As a recipient of UNESCO-Aschberg Bursary for Performing Artists, she worked with Robert Wilson at the Watermill Center (2006, 2007, 2008), participated in the SITI Company Suzuki/Viewpoints workshop (2008), and took part in the Lincoln Center Directors Lab (2010).

In 2014, she was a Japan Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Hosei University (Tokyo). Between 2015 and 2017, she was a Visiting Scholar at Waseda University Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences (Tokyo), as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow. Her JSPS research project focused on reconsidering the performer’s presence, the non-human and neo-human aspects of contemporary Japanese theatre. Since 2017 she teaches comparative cultural studies and performing art studies at the Meiji University School of Global Japanese Studies. She is based in Tokyo. Website: 


Japan Pop Culture Workshop (2017):

Japan Pop Goes Global: Japanese Pop Culture on Aesthetics and Creativity


"Layers of Traditional in the Popular Performing Arts; Object and Voice as Character:

Vocaloid Opera Aoi"