Recommended Books for April

Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You

By Misty Copeland

Grand Central Life & Style; 240 pages; $17.86

American Ballet Theatre principal and role model for young dancers everywhere, Misty Copeland inspires women toward a healthier lifestyle in her latest book, Ballerina Body. She shares tips on developing healthy eating and fitness habits, including workout routines based on ballet exercises, meal plans that emphasize healthy fats and words of encouragement for the reader.

Dancers in Motion: The Art and Technique of Dance Photography

By Susan Michel

Amherst Media; 128 pages; $29.95

Whether you're a teacher, dancer or studio owner, marketing yourself through eye-catching images on social media is the new norm. With Dancers in Motion, you can give your dance photography skills a boost by learning how to direct dancers at a photo shoot, the ideal workspace, photography equipment and what angles work best.

Flowers Cracking Concrete: Eiko & Koma's Asian/American Choreographies

By Rosemary Candelario

Wesleyan University Press; 300 pages; $26.95

In 1977, Japanese duo Eiko & Koma made a splash onto the New York City avant-garde dance scene, creating and performing works that have turned heads for more than 40 years. Texas Woman's University professor Rosemary Candelario has written the first book that focuses exclusively on their life's work.

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