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Elizabeth "Mimi" Mayer

1936-2009 BENNINGTON Elizabeth "Mimi" L. Mayer died on December 8, 2009 at her home in Malerargues, France surrounded by family and friends following a long illness.

Mimi was born in Berlin, Germany on November 18, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Ferdinand L. Mayer and the late Katherine D. Mayer. She grew up in Bennington, went to local schools and graduated from The Master's School in Dobbs-Ferry, N.Y. and Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass. After college she went to Europe where she joined the avant-garde of voice research in London in the sixties. She was an active member of the Roy Hart Theatre and worked as an actress in their acclaimed performances during the sixties and seventies. She studied classical singing, movement and dance. She taught regularly until the end of her life in Germany, London, the U.S. and, primarily, in France with Pantheatre of which she was the president, both in Paris and Malerargues in southern France. For more information concerning Pantheatre and Mimi's career (she is called "Liza" by her friends) go to Pantheatre.com.

She leaves her sisters, Katharine Aimers of Knowlton,

PQ Canada and Lucie McKee and her husband, James Toolan, of Bennington; her dear friends, Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise of Paris and Malerargues as well as nieces Katie Coburn and her husband, Kevin, of Vergennes, Vt., and Josie McKee and her partner, Elaine Angelopoulos, of New York, N.Y.; and nephews John Aimers of Toronto and Ion Aimers of Ottawa.

Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 18, 2009
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