A Sad but Loving Look at the Brevity of Lifemore...
by JOHN ROCKWELL for the New York Times
published: November 3, 2006
Her new “Impermanence,” seen at the BAM Harvey Theater Wednesday night, is billed as having been “conceived, directed and composed” by her, but pointedly not choreographed. Yet movement certainly plays a vital role.
by DEBORAH JOWITT for the Village Voice
published: November 8, 2006
Meredith Monk's wondrous new music-theater work Impermanence was inspired by the death of Mieke van Hoek, her companion of 22 years, and by ideas sparked in a workshop Monk taught for hospice workers and patients. The piece's two acts, like many of her works, are formed of discrete events. They retain their original identities but together create a whole vision.