Date of Award

Spring 5-4-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

David Capps

Second Advisor

Maura Nguyen Donohue

Academic Program Adviser

Maura Nguyen Donohue


This paper examines Galvanizing Steel, a performance event through the lens of John Martin’s concept of “metakinesis,” Dominguez considers spectatorship and interpretation as active participation. She queries kinesthetic empathy and whether centering the corporeal experience of the audience enhances their overall ability to connect with the performers and the performance.



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